Amsterdam, Netherland's capital city, is a city on water. With more than 100 canals which form over 90 Island and require more than 1500 bridges to cross to the other side, this can be an understatement. The city's place in history has been sealed by the fact that it has over 1550 monumental buildings.

Tour the Historic Canal Ring in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherland's capital city, is a city on water. With more than 100 canals which form over 90 Island and require more than 1500 bridges to cross to the other side, this can be an understatement. The city's place in history has been sealed by the fact that it has over 1550 monumental buildings.

However, what mesmerizes its visitors more is the four biggest canals including; Herengracht, Prisengracht, Keizersgracht and Jordaan. All these canals have been listed as World Heritage Centers by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Additional canals in the canal belt include; Zwanenburgwal, Kloveniersburgwal, Bronweisgracht, Brantasgrancht,Lamonggracht, Majanggracht, Seranggracht.

The cultural heritage in Amsterdam is amazing. The best way to capture this is to organize a tour during special events in the city. From a canal parade featuring the most beautifully decorated barges to floating parties to candlelight dinners on a boat to one hour tours, the canal belt in Amsterdam is a place loaded with fun.

Isn’t the ideal romantic setting having a candlelit dinner on the boat? Isn’t taking a tour around the city on water better than by taxi? What about watching the cultural going-ons on a bridge like the old Roman cities’ residents used to do?

The intricate maze of canals in Amsterdam regularly confuses even the locals. For tourists, you will need an experienced hand to give you a complete tour of the city using the canal. These canals are sometimes a city street and you will be required to travel using a boat.

Amsterdam is an international hub. International arrivals get into the country through Schiphol Airport. Getting around is quite easy. You can use a rented car, coaches, tour companies’ vehicles as well as bikes. However, you need to note that Amsterdam gets an upwards of 1 million visitors during the holiday season. It makes more sense to get around using a boat, a bike, or a train to avoid getting stuck in traffic jams. The city has very many high end hotels for luxury travellers. However for the budget tourists, it is cheaper to get a rented apartment outside the city. With the modern methods of transport such as rail, you will hardly notice the difference.

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