HOUSE BOATS AND CANALS AT AMSTERDAM
Canals in Amsterdam canal is greater than the canals in other European countries. Two country known for its canals are The Netherlands and Venice.
Smaller canals in Venice with hundreds of small bridges. The first canals in Amsterdam dug for water management and defense in the middle ages. Warehouses along the old moat able to store merchandise in large quantities.
House Boats Today
One of the main attraction of the today canals is a houseboat. Used to live in a houseboat was a sign of poverty in Amsterdam. Currently the canal in Amsterdam is a center of social and cultural life.
The houseboat became a private residence and floating bungalow, tourists even rent directly to the owner or with the online service. Old warehouses along the canal side apartment complex converted into Deluxe.
Canal Trip with Boat
Most of the major museums and attractions in Amsterdam are located right near the water. A canal tour through the Leidse Square, Wester Church, Anne Frank House, Central Station, Maritime Museum, Rembrandt House, City Hall, Dam Square, Vondelpark and the latter is the Rijksmuseum.
Guided audio tour using three languages: Dutch, Spanish and English. Boats depart in front of the Hard Rock Café and Holland Casino. This tour takes almost two hours to cover all the places and ended up in Holland Casino.
Canal trip is best done on the first day visiting Amsterdam. In addition as part of the orientation of the places of interest in Amsterdam, the canal is a major part of life in Amsterdam. Both in old days when it became an important part of economic and social life as well as the modern age as part of the historical heritage and recreation.
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