Thursday, March 28, 2013

NL-1713194

A nice official from the Netherlands. I already had this card but, fortunatelly, it was unwritten.

Chroma Publishing Zone © Sietske de Fries
NL-1713194, sent by Marian.
Prinsengracht means "prince's canal."
The Prinsengracht is the longest of the three main waterways of the Grachtengordel (approximately two miles).
Filled with houseboats, cafés and locally-owned shops and galleries, Prinsengracht is by far the liveliest of Amsterdam's three main canals.
This particular western stretch is (roughly) the eastern border of the Jordaan neighborhood, originally built for workers and now a popular area for hip, young residents. The Jordaan is known for its dense collection of smaller canal houses, narrow streets and a distinctive bohemian feel.
On the southwest corner of Prinsengracht and Brouwersgracht (at No. 2) stands one of Amsterdam's oldest brown cafés, Café Papeneiland, which opened its doors in 1642. in:
 http://goamsterdam.about.com/od/whattodoinamsterdam/ss/wt_canalwalk_6.htm

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