Amsterdam: A City of Canals

Amsterdam is a city of canals and bridges. After a few days walking around it, I lost count of how many bridges I had crossed and how many canals I had seen and photographed. Since I love trivia, I found out that Amsterdam has 165 canals, with a combined length of 100 KM (60 Miles). The city has 1,753 so-called โ€˜numberedโ€™ bridges, 80 of which are within the belt of canals (grachtengordel). There are an additional 2,250+ less significant bridges. No, we didn’t even get close to seeing everything! After a while it gets a bit old… This gallery is dedicated to Amsterdam’s canals, bridges, and all the water around it! Plus the beautiful views that come with them, of course.

12 thoughts on “Amsterdam: A City of Canals

  1. Amsterdam this one city I just Love.
    How well planned and built.
    Equally maintained.
    Hats off!
    Thanks for sharing, I always wanted some information on Amsterdam.

      • Angela my nephew lives there, he tells us about the bikers. It seems the whole country likes cycling. That’s another reason we should appreciate. Don’t they save such a lot of fuel while keeping good health. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      • Yes, itโ€™s great for the environment and for their fitness and health. But pedestrians, especially tourists, experience very unpleasant near hits because the bikers go fast and wonโ€™t stop or slow down for anything or anyone. It takes away the pleasure of walking in an otherwise perfect walking city. But thatโ€™s my pet peeve. Others may not mind them. ๐Ÿ˜„

      • They have bike lanes all over the place and thatโ€™s the problem because they assume once theyโ€™re in their lanes they have the right of way. But pedestrians and cars need to cross those bike lanes. It takes some getting used to it, I guess.

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