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The Amstel, Amsterdam

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#2 of 49 in Nature in The Netherlands
Water Body Nature / Park
Take advantage of great photo backdrops from one of Amsterdam's historic bridges, go for a stroll or a bike ride by the water, or have a coffee at a riverside cafe. No matter your choice, you'll never be too far away from The Amstel. The river is the soul of the city, and along with multiple canals, it greatly influences the city's layout and gives it its distinctive look and atmosphere. A dam on the river gave Amsterdam its name. Residents and visitors flock to the river these days for many different events, such as the annual Liberation Day concert, rowing races, and the Canal Parade. Take a boat tour for one of the most popular ways to experience the river. To visit The Amstel on your holiday in Amsterdam, and find out what else Amsterdam has to offer, use our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.
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  • Quiet river flowing through the town. Recommend that you ride on it on the boat. There are many beautiful not similar to each other. A view of the old Amsterdam inspired fine arts giants such as Rembrandt, Hendrik Breitner and many other masters. Many residents do not hide their apartments for curtains, so you can openly see life typical of wealthy Dutch by the way those that richer countries generally prefer to live at float barges moored along the rivers and canals. Many embankments no fences, which is very unusual in terms of traffic safety.
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  • On the Amstel, you do of course the well-known boat tour in Amsterdam. Definitely worth a visit. Should you have made.
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  • We took a boat trip on the Amstel River and its canals. It's a beautiful way to experience Amsterdam. Is to see the city from a different perspective.
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