Canals & Houseboats, Amsterdam

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    The first thing you notice...

    by DrewV Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The first thing you notice about Amsterdam is the water. Water, water everywhere, as Coleridge put it. The canals that keep Amsterdam from being underwater serve as boulevards for the myriad of boats that glide their way across the softly-flowing water. Along the sides of the canals stand tall townhomes, constructed throughout the years by the merchant burghers who funded an empire.

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  • See the canals, specially in...

    by travelstevie Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the canals, specially in summer, walking in a very romantic city where everything is possible...but, watch out for pickpocketing! Act like you live in Amsterdam and nothing bad will happen. Amsterdam is relaxed and easy-going.

    Fondest memory: When I am away I miss the easy live, the special humor of the people from Amsterdam and the feeling that you can do what you want. There are a lot of nice cafe's, restaurants and bars.

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    Wonderful canals

    by Erkmen Written Dec 9, 2004

    Favorite thing: Amsterdamhas somany lovely canals and at nights they look sowonderful,so picturesque...

    This city has a real charm..

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    Amsterdam at night

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 16, 2004

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    Amsterdam at night

    Favorite thing: Walk along the canals at night. The bridges are beautifully lit. Don't forget to bring your tripod. You will need it.

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    night walk

    by tompt Written Mar 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Have a walk along the canals after dark. The lights reflecting in the water are so beautiful. Many of the 1000 bridges are lit.
    A great way to walk of dinner and to take some nice pictures.

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    Amstel canal

    by MATIM Written Mar 19, 2004

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    Favorite thing: a view at canal Amstel with on the right side theatre Carré, a very famous theatre.
    It was a suprise for me to find it their along the Amstel.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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    Amsterdam Canals

    by CandS Updated Sep 30, 2003
    Amsterdam Canals

    Favorite thing: This photo of one of the many canals in Amsterdam was taken while we were on a boat tour of the city...it was great to drive through the canals...

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    • Sailing and Boating

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    Amsterdam Canals

    by CandS Updated Sep 27, 2003
    Amsterdam Canals

    Favorite thing: Another view of the canals in Amsterdam from the boat tour we went on... It's a great way to see a different view of the city...

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    Canals of Amsterdam

    by Erkmen Written Sep 13, 2003

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    Favorite thing: While walking around amsterdam you can see interesting transport vehicles on the canals..

    Here is a wooden shoe as a boat..

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    Weepers Tower

    by CandS Updated Jun 5, 2003
    Weepers Tower

    Favorite thing: We came across Weepers Tower while we were on our boat tour...unfortunately I didn't write down what this place is used for...

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    Amsterdam streets...

    by CandS Updated Apr 2, 2003

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    Amsterdam

    Favorite thing: Wander the streets of Amsterdam...you will see a photo waiting everywhere you look! Amsterdam is a fantastic place for a photographer!

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    amsterdam canals

    by Carmela71 Updated Mar 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: First day, in the afternoon we spent most of our time enjoying Amsterdam, walking through most of the streets and canals.

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    Reflection

    by nighthawk Written Feb 23, 2003

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    Canal with reflection

    Fondest memory: The sun shone that brightly on this tower, it was nicer to photograph just his reflection in the canal.

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    The River Amstel

    by deeper_blue Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Take a cruise down the Amstel River, the sights are much better this way than on foot.
    The commentaries can be fairly brief and lacking on detail though.

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    sunnywong's General Tip

    by sunnywong Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: One thing that gives Amsterdam something very special is the boathouses that boost all around in the canals (about 2,500!). This is normal boathouse in Amsterdam....and it even have a flower garden!

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