Summer has hit the streets of Amsterdam.
I really need to qualify that and say that it pokes its head out occasionally. Often it gets frightened off by the cold wind and rain. Some days it sits out the morning then appears around 1 or 2pm for a few hours.
Nevertheless, the folk here are revelling in it. The streets are filled. Sidewalk cafes and bars chirp with customers.
Rented boats send music echoing around the canals.
These little pedal boats can build up enough speed to leave a wake.
Everyone faces inwards over the benchtop (unless you’re the bloke loafing on the back) and pedals like blazes (unless you’re hoping no-one will notice if you have a little breather, which most people were when I took this photo).
I’m not sure how these stack up against skating down the frozen Keizersgracht in winter but they’re good for summer fun.