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Old May 19th, 2005, 11:10 AM
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Amsterdam Livecam

For those of you in love with Amsterdam, if you have high speed internet access, you have just got to go to this website:

http://www.terena.nl/~dick/cam2.asx

With the longer hours of daylight you can actually watch the Amsterdamers shopping and returning home from work at the Konigsplein. It's just like watching TV - totally live and not strobe-like. Right now I have the sound cranked-up and I feel like I'm looking outside my Amsterdam apartment window.

Each time I watch I expect some dopey pedestrian to get creamed by a tram or some tourist to step in front of a crossing cyclist. You can even hear the trolley and church bells in the background. Great Stuff!
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Old May 20th, 2005, 12:16 AM
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Thanks Zeus - this is probably the best quality livecam I have seen.

I see exactly what you mean about the pedestrians. Surely it's just a matter of time before someone's luck runs out!

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Old May 20th, 2005, 12:25 AM
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What an amazing quality!
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Old May 20th, 2005, 10:05 AM
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Oh wow! This is the best! You can adjust the image so it fills your entire screen. Any idea about the cam's location, in addition to Konigsplein?
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Old May 20th, 2005, 10:13 AM
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This is so cool!
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Old May 24th, 2005, 01:19 AM
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I know I have already posted on this thread but I really thought it was worth bringing back up to the top for anyone who missed it last time around.

The quality of the picture is so good it is like looking out of the window! As Zeus said, it is fascinating to watch the pedestrians & traffic (bikes, trams, cars, you name it - I even saw a horse drawn carriage this morning) competing for space at the crossing.

Thanks again, Zeus.

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Old May 24th, 2005, 02:28 AM
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Betsy, the camera must be on the top floor of the building where the Albert Heijn shop is on the ground floor, at the corner of Singel and tke Koningsplein. It looks down on where the trams turn left towards Spui and the Central Station after crossing Singel. Off the picture to the right is the Flower Market; to the left is Spui, the Café Luxembourg and some of the university buildings; ahead is the passage that leads into the Kalverstraat (pedestrianised shopping street).
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Old May 24th, 2005, 05:42 PM
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I keep fighting the urge to try to move the camera just a little more to the right...
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Thanks a bunch for your detailed reply, Patrick. I'll get out my Amsterdam map and zero in on it.
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Old May 28th, 2005, 11:18 AM
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Too much!!! For this weekend they brought in a portable outdoor urinal and installed it within camera view. I couldn't use one of these very public jobbers in normal conditions but knowing that camera was on me...
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