Wednesday, March 28, 2012

{Bike Ride to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel}

A few months ago Carly wrote about her bike ride from Amsterdam to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. It sounded like a fun thing to do on a sunny day, so I kept it in my back pocket until just the right moment. Saturday morning we had no plans and the sun was shining and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the gorgeous weather. 

We rode along the Amstel River the entire way to Ouderkerk and back (a healthy 22km roundtrip). We passed by windmills, joggers, tons of farm animals, peaceful pastures and more kayakers than we could count. Once we got to the tiny little town, we sat along the water's edge and enjoyed a cup of coffee before turning back around to Amsterdam.

There is something to be said about the peace of the countryside. Amsterdam is very crowded and we live right in the heart of the city, where there are swarms of people constantly around us. Most of the time I like it, but being out in the peace and quiet of this adorable town refreshed me in the best way possible.
{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

20 comments:

  1. lovely photos!
    beautiful shots as always!

    happy wednesday love!
    xxx

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  2. Love, love, love.

    Looks absolutely picturesque!

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  3. Looks like such a great day! Beautiful pictures!

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  4. Stunning, Liz! We do the same thing in Malta, but the island is so small we would fall right into the sea if we biked 22 km.

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  5. out in the fresh countryside air is one of the best places to recharge. there and also a tropical beach :)

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  6. so perfect!! i need to get a bike here

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  7. When i visited Amsterdam in 2010 we also took a bike ride to the country with mike's bike tours. It was phenomenal!

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  8. Ahhh that looks like such a fun day. I love me some countryside!

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  9. I need to move abroad right now. These photos are stunning!

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  10. Gorgeous. Your guys' next little getaway needs to be to The Hague! it's much more quiet and calm here too compared to Amsterdam :) after your mom's trip and things settle down we'll make a Saturday date! x

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  11. wonderful shots! making me miss europe :)

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  12. i would love to go to amsterdam! great photos

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  13. that coat always makes me swoon.

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  14. would it be soo crazy to say that i've been there before!? i've been to that exact windmill and took a boatride along the river!!

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  15. these pictures are beautiful!

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  16. beautiful photos .....love your wrap:)

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  17. your coat is awesome and these pictures are lovely. :)

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  18. Love the photos!! Love you coat - where is it from? I am currently studying in a cute little town in the Netherlands - I love pulling on my running shoes and getting out on the quiet country lanes. Such a nice change from big USA cities!! Happy Tuesday xoxo

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