Canals of Netherlands: Will You Try a City Canal Cruise around Amsterdam?

Friday, May 27, 2016 0 Comments

Canals of Netherlands

Known as the Venice of the North, and having earned UNESCO World Heritage List, Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometres of canals and more than thousands of bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, also known as the canal ring, dug in the 17th century, is not only an eternal “rite of passage”, but a specific highlight destination for people who would like to experience the culture and history of Netherlands.

Be it morning, afternoon, or late evening, you’ll see folks hanging around the bridges and canal-seeing the area. If you see people taking selfies, probably they are Asians, but also they could be Westerners, because that is just how these canals are – they command cameras and selfies. Haha. It was not my first time here, but I am also guilty as charged. Sneaked in some selfies in the process. True story.

I wouldn’t exactly advise to try a canal-ride, simply because I am more of a walker, and a random clicker – I take photos like crazy, and I couldn’t do that when I’m stuck in a slow boat movement. Nonetheless, if you would enjoy an experience that is certainly different from the boat rides in Asia or in other European countries like Italy, then trying this out is a good one. Ride or no ride though, it’s a good idea to check out these pictures below.

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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