2010 Stop-over in Amsterdam

- 2010 England Photos - 2010 England Wedding Photos - Amsterdam and World Cup Semi Final Photos



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

We stayed over in Amsterdam during Holland's bid for the semi-final of the World Cup, so while most of the world had one or another form of the Blues, it was a seriously orange situation in Amsterdam.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Given World Cup mania and the ruling party's position on mental kinetics...



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

You might imagine, revelation ran rampant in the joint.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

It was Percy's birthday too, which was pretty cool for timing.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Folks were hot to see Holland win, but I gotta believe these are decals!



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Here we're having dinner before heading to the massive open-air viewing of the match at Museumplein, with about 750,000 beer-bloated fans.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Within five minutes of our arriving, Holland scored their first goal



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-over

She's serious. Thedra played soccer in school



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Beer chairs..., quintessentially Amsterdam.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Great fun, but with so many people, and so much more beer, herb and whatever else might have been in circulation, watching the second half at the Museumpolein was definitely not in the cards. We chose to view the rest of the match in more gentile environs.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

For all the brew and erstewhile contraband, the city has a wonderfully laid back tenor.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Hopefully I'll one day return to do more photo experimentation.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

There's a bit more space amidst canals and buildings, in Amsterdam than there seemed to be in Venice.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

I mean, good luck riding a bicycle in Venice.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

Not bad for two short days.



Photos of 2010 Amsterdam Stop-ove

We gotta do it again peopz..., after the Summer Olympics in Rio!!!.



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