Wintery Amsterdamse Bos

Leafless tress can be beautiful too

Winter is almost over here in The Netherlands, which means the trees and the tulips will be blooming soon and the parks will be filled with people enjoying warmer days.

Our 500d Canon camera died last week after five long years of use, so we got a very awaited upgrade to the Canon 70D. Me and V. thought it would be a great opportunity to try out the new camera in an outdoor setting during a romantic-ish stroll in the forest. Yes, the Amsterdamse Bos is a man planted “park” but it’s now officially considered a forest in all of it’s glory.

We visited both farms in the area, looking for some nice goat milk ice cream but they were both closed. With no ice-cream cone in hand and time to kill, we ended with a lot of pictures of the forest in the golden hour.

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The forest was really quiet, so we sat down to watch the airplanes pass by on their way to land at the Schiphol Airport. You can get a great view because they fly very low over the forest.

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This weekend we are heading out to the Austrian Alps for winter sports, so we can say a proper good-bye to winter. I will be winter hiking so expect a lot of snow pictures. Wish me a bruise-free time!