Tag: Canals

Often referred to as “the Venice of the north,” Amsterdam is nearly synonymous with its canals — 165 of them.

This collection of articles on canals includes descriptions, news items, and historical information.

Here’s a good overall introduction to the canals of Amsterdam.

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without having taken a canal cruise.

Tour Boats Speed Through The Canals

Amsterdam News Briefs: Canal tour boats caught speeding. Also: the large-scale conversion of empty office building into hotels results in a surplus of hotel rooms.

Owners of pleasure craft will have to pay more inland harbor fees next year. And mobile surveillance cameras will be used to combat urban decay.

Video: Ice Skating on the Canals

Amsterdam canals ice skating video Technically it’s still winter, of course, but today the sun is shining and the deep freeze that had all the Netherlands in its grip for a week or so is only a memory.

With that in mind, here we present one more video — this one in retro style — of the ice skating fun we Amsterdammers had last week.