Pictures take you places – Amsterdam’s Colours

Posted on June 6, 2010


One thing which has stuck to my mind about Amsterdam is that it’s colourful. Not half-heartedly colourful, but full-blown, in-your-face colourful; from the bikes often painted in garish greens and magentas and decorated with plastic flowers to deter thieves, to the odd exceedingly-bright costumes sported by some of the locals/nonchalant foreigners on some kind of celebration. Then there are the eye-catching shop windows displaying anything from spring clothing to chocolate dildos and of course, the flowers, be they in the markets or cascading out of baskets hanging from people’s balconies. Witness them all on a sunny day, as I did, and you’ll even forget you’re in Northern Europe.


-Text and Photography by Denise Pulis @