Amsterdam
 
Sightseeing
Iconic waterways.

The 165 canals that crisscross the city of Amsterdam were created in the 17th century to facilitate trade and to reclaim land from the water. In 2010, the city's canals were listed as a world heritage site by Unesco. Amsterdam's charm is firmly anchored in its canals: these are a deeply symbolic and intrinsic part of the history and culture of the city. The city's network of canals extends over more than 100 kilometres, and these waterways are spanned by over 1500 bridges. Amsterdam is best explored on foot or by bicycle. The canals provide the ideal backdrop for picnics, concerts and other gatherings in the summer months, with boats gathering along the banks. In winter, the atmospheric mist over the water adds another layer of intrigue to this charming Northern European capital.

All year long :
    Every day, 24/7

Admission prices :
    Free

Address
Singelgracht
1000 Amsterdam

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