As you know, I’m a city person and love the details of urban life. In Amsterdam, beyond the quaint canals and the ubiquitous bikes, I was most impressed with the tram system. The system radiates throughout the compact city, primarily from the central train station.
Amsterdam is about the size of Austin, population wise. The city is entirely different, for many reasons, but the differences with transportation are stark. I’m sure it’s a nightmare to drive and park in Amsterdam but boy is the public transportation wonderful.
The sleek white and blue vehicles are ever-present and are a wonderful counterpoint to the finely detailed architecture. Not to mention, it makes for fun photography. It goes to show you can have an old city with a modern infrastructure.
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