The Amstel is a river in the Netherlands which runs through the city of Amsterdam. The river's name is derived from Aeme-stelle, old Dutch for "water-area", namely, an area abounding with water.The well-known bridge Magere Brug in Amsterdam crosses the river, as do the bridges Blauwbrug, Hoge Sluis and Berlagebrug. The Stopera city hall and opera house and Carré theatre are both located on the banks of the river.A nationally televised concert is held on the river every year on Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day). The rowing races Head of the River Amstel and Heineken Roeivierkamp are held on the river annually. The river also forms part of the route of the Canal Parade, Amsterdam's annual floating gay pride parade.Amstel beer is named after the river. The Amstel brewery, as many other breweries, was situated close to the Amstel river because river water was used to produce the beer.
I had to smile because I've never known the Amstel River (Muntplein, Amsterdam 1012) had an address. The Amstel is a river that originally started by a confluence of De Drecht, De Kromme Mijdrecht, Bullewijk and Waver. Later, the Amstel was channelled and flows at Amsterdam in Het IJ. All canals and channels are fed by the Amstel in Amsterdam. The monitoring of all the water in The Netherlands happening since long time by the water boards which also monitor all dykes and water management so that we Dutch keep our feet dry.
Wonderful example of Amsterdam's waterways. I'd suggest viewing on a boat tour if you can. That way, you can get a holistic picture of the city's layout in reference to the canals. You'll also be crossing over all of the waterways on bridges anyways. So, this is one of those "to dos" you get just for being in the city!
Context Travel provides the most informative and in depth walking tours of any company we have ever tried. We went on the Rembrandt's Amsterdam walking tour which starts at Rembrandt's House but then explores the neighbourhood where he lived and worked. We learned a lot about Rembrandt, the Dutch Golden Age and Amsterdam. Cannot recommend Context Travel too highly.
Crossing the middle of Amsterdam, it's a great place to drink a good glass of wine.
River Amstel it very beautiful 2 go and see at the of the day :))))))))
View from the NH Doelen.