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Amsterdam has appeared here  a lot, but all the photos in this post come from Jan van der Doe.  This tug looks a little like Odin, the telescoping house well-suited for the low bridges of A’dam.  I like the container-inspired deckhouse as well.

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Here, at the National Maritime Museum, is an exact replica of the East Indiaman Amsterdam, which wrecked on its maiden voyage before it had even left Europe.

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PA4 is a Damen built tug.

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The Zulu-class Soviet sub–well-graffittied over in the maritime area of North Amsterdam was “beyond belief,” not a surprise because a sign at the entrance to this dock calls it a “place beyond belief.”

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Let me digress and put up some photos I never got around to in 2014.

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You have to admit that a vandalized Soviet sub is quite strange.

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Here’s the entrance to this area;  notice the Botel–a repurposed North Sea oil field accommodations barge–in the background.

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For vessels big and

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small, Amsterdam is one of those cities everyone should visit at some point.

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Click here for some of the many port posts I’ve done.

 

All photos here by Jan van der Doe, except for #5–7, which were by me, Will Van Dorp.

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