Favourite photos of the canals of Amsterdam.
On our recent spring break trip to Amsterdam, we literally spent hours walking through the city along the canals. Amsterdam was showing off in the perfect spring weather and I could not stop taking photos – it was just more beautiful than I ever could have imagined!
Although the canals are lovely, they also served a significant function historically and the main canal belt, built during the 17th century, was recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The canals are central to the character of Amsterdam and continue to be an important form of commercial, recreational and public transportation. Cruising the canals is also a popular activity for tourists visiting Amsterdam as it is a great way to sightsee and appreciate the city from the water.
After reviewing dozens and dozens of photos, these are 12 of my favourite of the canals of Amsterdam. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments below.
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For sure the third one and the last one too!
Thanks, Ana! The third one is my favourite as well – I took quite a few shots as I waited for that boat to cruise into just the right position for me!
I can’t believe that I had also picked the third and last photo. i picked them even before I got to the comment section. What a coincidence!!! I thought that it was so great how the boats were centered in the canal(s).
Lisa these are beautiful photos. I think my fave is the third one which looks as though it should be hanging in an art gallery. I also am very fond of the last one with the bicycle. Perhaps a future cycling trip will have to be to the Netherlands.
Thanks, Gil – I’m glad you liked the photos!!
Thanks, Sue! You would love cycling in the Netherlands – the country is so beautiful and I don’t think there can be a more bike-friendly place to visit!
I haven’t been to Amsterdam in decades and at the time I had zero interest in photography. What a treat it would be to visit now. Great selection of photos; my fave – the fifth one from the bottom with the reflection.
Thanks, Leigh! I have a long list of places that I would like to return too simply because my photos from the first time around aren’t very good!!