Monday, November 19, 2012

Photo Blog: Amsterdam's Canals

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has been called the "Venice of the North" for its more than 60 miles of canals, approximately 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. 

Below are some photos I took of various canals during my week-long stay in this wonderful city. I look forward to staying in a house/hotel boat on a canal when I return to Amsterdam someday!  

Enjoy, and to learn more about Amsterdam, click here.  


  1. Lovely photos! Not counting Schipol (and I don't), I've never been to Amsterdam and I've love to see it in person one day.

  2. Thank you! I thought Amsterdam was fantastic and I look forward to going back with my hubby, who has never been.

  3. Nice photos! These photos refreshed my memories of Amsterdam. I was there nearly 30 years ago and I am going to visit it again shortly. Can't wait!

  4. Thanks, Loo. I hope you have a fabulous trip back to Amsterdam!