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October 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM

48 Hours in Rotterdam

Amsterdam, Europe, Holland, iPhone, Rotterdam

I was in Holland for about 48 hours earlier this week for work. I flew into Amsterdam Monday morning, spent the day in Rotterdam, then drove down to Belgium and France on Tuesday, drove back to spend the night in Amsterdam and flew back to New York on Wednesday morning. I didn't bother bringing the big camera on a such a short trip, but grabbed a few shots with the handy iPhone camera (these are from the 5s).

While the iPhone 5s camera has received much deserved praise, phones have a long way to go before I would consider not taking along a "real" camera. Images in bright light are terrific, but like there's still a very narrow range of conditions where the camera does really well.  However, the best camera is still the one you have with you, so its hard to beat for convenience and flexibility. 

We had lunch at a hotel on the coast of Rotterdam. Beautiful shoreline

Ironically, I stayed at the Hotel New York

When in Holland, drink Heineken

We took a water taxi into the harbor for dinner in Rotterdam

Holland's famous wooden shoes. These were creepy



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