Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{Amsterdam Winter Wonderland: Part I}

Two Fridays ago I was getting a late start for work. I was out raging the night before. Actually, I was catching a cold and needed some extra Zzzs. Anyway. When I finally stepped outside to make my trek to the train station, a beautiful thing happened. It started snowing! Now, I'd heard that the second a snowflake falls from the sky, the trains in the Netherlands all but stop running, so I thought for a moment and decided to turn back home. I couldn't risk getting stuck out in Hilversum (where I work) with a pup at home. Luckily, I wasn't crazy, Corey called me just minutes later telling me the snow was really starting to come down and he was going to head home just in case. It's a good thing he did because it snowed for the next three hours straight. It was magical. Watching it fall so slowly and gently outside our window was incredibly peaceful. 

Later that afternoon, once the snow had pretty much stopped falling, we ventured out into the city to enjoy the winter wonderland. For all we knew it would be gone by nightfall (that's what happens in Portland) so we thought we should enjoy it while it lasts. If only we'd known the snow would only just now melt away - two and a half weeks later - and a historic winter chill had arrived and we were in for quite the adventure...
{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

28 comments:

  1. wow, wow, wow! your pictures are stunning. they make snow look so magical!

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  2. I always love your photos :)

    I'm both happy and sad that this hit after I left Amsterdam!

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  3. Oh my goodness Henry looks too cute in his winter clothes!

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  4. Your pictures are beautiful ! I love the one of your pup in the snow! I am just in awe of the frozen canals!

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  5. that fresh kale looks delicious! I recently posted my favorite kale salad recipe on the blog.

    Love your photos!

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  6. Snow in Amsterdam just seems more magical than anywhere else. If my husband had it his way, we'd pack up London tonight to move there.

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  7. oh, wow! this looks absolutely magical. I must say, your adventures in Amsterdam have me seriously considering a stint in that beautiful city.

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  8. ammmaazinng photos!

    Happy valentine's
    xoxo!

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  9. gorgeous!

    love the one of you and Corey the best (:

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  10. the city looks absolutely beautiful in the snow! i miss snow so much! while you guys are experiencing a ridiculously cold winter...we're experiencing an unusually warm one. i was glad we got a bit of sprinkling rain for half a day yesterday.

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  11. seriously liz - these have to be some of my favorite pictures you have ever taken! amsterdam truly is a winter wonderland!! i love little henry in the snow and you and corey all snuggled up together! hope you are staying somewhat warm!! xoxo

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  12. Great images! Plus Henry looks all dapper in his scarf and coat- love it! Our boxer-mix has gained a bit of a wardrobe since moving to England- poor girl is under a blanket right now. But she loves snowballs! Hopefully Henry (and y'all!) are able to stay warm!

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  13. These photos are breathtaking.

    Henry is one stylish dog--I love his scarf!

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  14. oh my gosh liz these pictures are AMAZING!! i had to stop myself from pinning every single one of them!

    such a cool experience! even though i know you're ready for some warmth :)

    henry in the snow so freaking cute!

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  15. that photo of you and henry is so flipping cute I can barely stand it.

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  16. love these pictures Liz. so gorg.

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  17. so so so beautiful!! love your adorable little pooch too!

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  18. Ahhh, beautiful! Glad your husband also rushed home so that you guys could experience this together :)

    And I love, love, love the pups winter attire!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  19. So, so pretty. I almost feel like it's warm outside when I look at these pics even though everyone is bundled up. And I love your in the snow outfit.

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  20. Love Henry's Snow-stache! Beautiful pictures Liz xo

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  21. wow - really loving those shots!!! amazing!

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  22. The snow looks picture perfect - gorgeous photos!

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  23. Great shots here as well as what I just saw in your Hawaii post. What type of camera do you use?

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