Amsterdam Canals
The Netherlands
Amsterdam's numerous canals range greatly in size.  This
is one the largest canals.
This smaller canal is in a more residential area.  There is
an ancient bridge in the background.  The canals are
often lined with houseboats, trees, cars, and housing from
around the 17th century or later.  Cars are the biggest
problem, with about one vehicle a week ending up in a
canal.  So, as in Delft and Bruges, park at your own risk.  
Amsterdam's 17th century houses are often
decorated with impressive designs.
A row of typical Amsterdam canal houses.
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watch the Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's video of
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