het amsterdamse bos

On the weekend we rode our bikes to the Amsterdam Forest, (de Amsterdamse Bos) to look at some of the Amsterdam School bridges there.

The forest is relatively new being built late in the 19th century and then redeveloped eary in the 20th century to keep pace with the growth of Amsterdam in the south. There are 64 bridges designed by Pieter Kramer, one of the best known of the Amsterdam School architects, and a dozen or so that are easily accessible have been renovated recently. Being autumn it is also a good time to see lots of mushrooms.

The weather was perfect for wandering through the woods, clear and dry, so very cold but we were just happy it wasn’t raining!

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