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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 the river though Amsterdam which feeds all its canals which provides life to the city...also the name of its famous beer. Take a stroll along its banks, stop in a eatery or pub for a bit...  more »
  • We took a tram over to Weesperzijde Street to see the childhood home of a friend. The house he grew up in was right across the street from the Amstel River. What a beautiful memory to live right on th...  more »
  • Is one of the charms of the city. Offers tours for tourists and yields great shots of various locations. In wanderings by Amsterdam, you'll pass it often!
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