Sailing across the IJ river behind Amsterdam’s Central Station we saw the Arctic Sunrise, one of several Greenpeace vessels stationed here.
Update, September, 2013: In an act of piracy, the Russian government has seized the Arctic Sunrise after Greenpeace activists attempted to raise a protest banner on a Russian oil drilling platform.
The ship is registered in Amsterdam. The Dutch government is considering legal action against Russia.
Update, August 3, 2014: Russia has finally released the Artic Sunrise it stole. The ship is on its way to Amsterdam, where extensive damage deliberate caused by the Russian thugs, will be repaired.
On a personal note: I am embarrassed that our country last year hosted a visit by Putin during the Netherlands-Russia friendship year. I consider Putin to be a thug who has a mindset quite similar to that of Hitler.
Photo © Anton Hein