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The Amstel, Amsterdam

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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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  • The Amstel is as the artery of Amsterdam, the reference point. You have to walk or bike to get to know Amsterdam and many of its important monuments. Not to be missed. No doubt to be preferred to the red and white lettering in Amsterdam. The one to leave the tourists from Facebook!
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  • Of the name of this river it derives the name of the city of Amsterdam. Travel by boat is a good plan on the day. Look at the facades of the houses with its characteristic inclination
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  • The Amstel river allows for great views of the city on the peaceful water. We took a canal cruise organized by our hotel which took us down this waterway. Great way to experience the city.  more »