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SAIL Amsterdam 2015

Catching up on some of our more exciting recent adventures, we attended SAIL last weekend! It is an epic occasion where Amsterdam becomes host to all manner of water vessels for four magnificent days every five years. 225 more words

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Joanne Wilson (RIP): Her last week in Amsterdam and key witnesses (deel 2)

September 1985, Joanne Wilson, living with her boyfriend in Amsterdam, disappears. A few weeks later, bodyparts are found in the Willemsluizen (IJ, behind Central station) 1,787 more words

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SAIL Amsterdam 2015

From 19-23 August 2015, Amsterdam’s shores are host to an amazing event, SAIL. Sail visits Amsterdam only once every 5 years and is the largest free public event in the world. 85 more words

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Another spectacular shot from the fireworks display at Sail Amsterdam.

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One of my favourite moments from the evening out on a boat for Sail Amsterdam. The procession of ships concluded with a fireworks display, made all the more spectacular by the beautiful old boats silhouetted against the explosions of light. 7 more words

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The IJ and the ships sailing around it were all lit up beautifully for Sail. It was a fantastic spectacle to see close up.

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This week saw Amsterdam host the pentennial Sail event, in which a plethora of sailing ships from around the world cram themselves into the IJ and sail around in a great celebration of a mode of transport that proved so important to Dutch culture and prosperity. 50 more words

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