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Canal Cruise Amsterdam
1015 DT Amsterdam
Canal Cruise Amsterdam
A canal cruise through Amsterdam’s magnificent 17th century waterways is one of the most fascinating and popular attractions the city has to offer.
Every year some three million people take to the water, making an Amsterdam canal cruise the second most popular attraction in the country, behind the Efteling amusement park.
The best way to really appreciate Amsterdam’s history is from the water and a lot of options are open to you. For an organised tour, go to one of the canal cruise organisations (rondvaart), where you can sit in comfort and listen to a commentary describing places of interest on the route.
You can also rent a private hire boat and tour the canals at your leisure. Or even buy your own motor boat, as thousands of Amsterdammers have done to cruise the waterways on a warm summer evening with a picnic and glass of wine.
The canal rings are now listed on the Unesco World Heritage list but are more than just a place for tourists to visit. The network of waterways to the west and south of the historic old town and medieval port were built as part of a long-term programme to extend the city by draining swamps and creating concentric canals with housing and warehousing in between.
This urban extension was a model of large-scale town planning, and served as a reference throughout the world until the 19th century.
Today, the canals offer a rich variety of buildings, from the magnificent mansions on the Herengracht to the charming stepped gables of Prinsengracht.
The traders of the 17th and 18th centuries have moved out and banks, advertising agencies and international organisations have moved in.
Houseboats, some with pretty gardens, are dotted along the tree-lined quays. Locals tie up their own motorboats, ready for a summer evening cruise.
There is plenty of wildlife too. Swans and ducks jostle for bread thrown in the water by children often watched by a lurking heron. In between the houseboats, you may spot a coot’s nest, built on a pile or twigs and coloured plastic.
‘It is one of my favourite things to do when I’m in Amsterdam,’ says Shirley Mason, who travels between London and the Dutch capital on a regular basis.
A cruise also a great introduction to the city for newcomers. The narrowest house, the cat boat, the splendid Nemo science museum rising out of the water; you’ll spot them all during your canal cruise in amsterdam.