The evening we arrived in Amsterdam we decided to survey the area by canal boat. Great fun and really helpful in locating various sights and attractions. Every canal provides a photo opportunity and we have to be selective in reviewing our photos regularly. As you can see I have only included the best here. Many buildings are original 17th century houses. Houses on the waterfront lean towards the canal so that the merchants could lift goods on a pulley without them hitting the building or getting snagged. I loved the colours and the beauty of the Netherlands’ “Venice of the North”.
Cruising the canals of Amsterdam