Reportage Sail 2010: A Glimpse into the Old Days
Sail Amsterdam 2010; the sail-in of an impressive fleet of Tall Ships, naval ships and sailing replicas, is a huge maritime event in the Netherlands. Beside the vessels on display for the public, demonstrations and other festivities, it includes one other nice attraction. With hundreds of sailors flooding the city, Sail gives a brief glimpse of the old Amsterdam as seafaring city it used to be.
Sailors, booze and girls; i love this city!
Above: Crew of the Swedish HMS Falken enter the old maritime quarter of Amsterdam.
Seamen of the Indonesian navy trainings vessel KRI Dewaruci, parade on Zeedijk
Cadets of Russian STS Sedov gather on Nieuwmarkt after parade
Crew of STS Sedov exploring the Red Light District
Russian sailor and Polish 'sailorette' at the Burgwallen
Crew Dar Mlodziezy, Poland, window shopping in Red Light District
Tall Ships on display at river IJ's quay, showing an Amsterdam skyline as it was back in the days
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, august 20-22 2010
(c) Bram Belloni