Sonic postcard from Amsterdam

I’ve just spent a week dog sitting in Amsterdam, by the Vondelpark. I love listening to cities – it’s why I developed The London Ear – and it was wonderful to absorb a completely different city soundscape.

As I took the dogs on their walks I enjoyed how we synched up our paces: three dog steps to my one. I then started to notice the other beats around me – from the ticking kitchen clock where I was staying, to the cycles, birds, dogs and traffic crossing blips. I took my field recorder one of our walks to capture those sounds for this little ‘sonic postcard’. Think of it a bit like a piece of music, four beats per bar.