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Amsterdam: the city best seen from the water

Amsterdam: the city best seen from the water

By Explore
Updated March 1 2021 - 1:48pm, first published November 26 2019 - 5:55pm

It may seem like a cliché, but the best thing to do when you arrive in Amsterdam is hop on a canal sightseeing cruise. It’s a wonderful way to admire the intricate layout and beauty of the waterway-spliced Dutch capital. As you drift along, passing under decorative brick and iron bridges and peeking at tall, slim centuries-old townhouses with flamboyant gables, you’ll hear audio commentary of Amsterdam’s enthralling history and you’ll no doubt find plenty of inspiration for later on (don’t be surprised to pass a canal-side terrace cafe or two that looks a delight to sit outside and watch the world go by).

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