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Ice skaters glide over Amsterdam’s frozen canals during Europe’s big freeze; Olivia Heath; House Beautiful
The beautiful canals in Amsterdam have frozen.
Since 2010, Amsterdam’s canal ring has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Since the 17th century, this unique transportation system has allowed visitors to the Netherlands’ capital to reach what is probably the city’s most famous attraction. In the middle of the 13th century, Dutch fishermen established a trading village along the Amstel River in northwest Holland.
Source: Column: The canals of Amsterdam
Cruising the canals offers good views of Amsterdam’s 16th, 17th and 18th century architecture.
Chris Coplans remembers precious little of his first brush with Amsterdam. In 1972, him and some friends followed the Grateful Dead on their infamous European tour. They slept in an old VW camper van, which expired somewhere on one of the beguiling canals that criss-cross the city.
The canals of Amsterdam are one of the first attractions you think of when visiting Amsterdam, and they’re one of the best. You can’t help admiring them.