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Canals of Amsterdam

Amsterdamse grachten
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Ranked #1 in Amsterdam Can't Miss Attractions
Water Conservancy Project
Recommended sightseeing time:1-2 hours
Address:Canals of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
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Amsterdam has over 100 kilometers of canals with 1,500 bridges. Three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht) were dug in the 17th century in the golden age of Holland. There are 1,550 monumental buildings along the main canal. The 17th century canal rings gave Amsterdam the reputation of "Venice of the North".

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The total length of the canals in Amsterdam is more than a hundred kilometers, with numerous islands and bridges, making the city known as the “Venice of the North”. There are thousands of "boat houses" on the river, although they are houseboats but fully equipped. You can truly appreciate the unique charm of the water city by visiting Amsterdam by glass boat. Cruises pass through the famous river course, which is lined with typical Dutch traditional houses.
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1.Usually cruise boats will have shelters and some even with air conditioning to deal with different types of weather conditions. Nonetheless, it is recommended that you do your touring when the weather conditions are good as the scenery will be at its best.2.There will be audio guide broadcasting on the cruise boat, and most of them will be in Chinese. You can draw closer to them, and get a better understanding of the coastal scenery.3.If you taking a cruise boat that is not completely covered in winter, especially at night, it is advisable that you bring along a thick jacket and scarf.4.At the side of the central train station are bicycles available for rental, and its fees are EUR 8-10 per day. You may consider renting them on an hourly basis.5.If you are touring by bike, it is advisable you keep a close watch over your own bicycle as there are many thieves around the place.6.While biking, do watch out for your own safety as well as to adhere to the traffic regulations.
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