Ice skaters enjoying the late afternoon sun on Prinsengracht.
It’s been freezing in Amsterdam — a lot. We haven’t seen this kind of weather in years. It’s been nearly a decade since people were able to skate the canals.
This is a view of Prinsengracht.
Originally the canals of Amsterdam had several functions: they allowed for goods to be delivered from the harbor (and the markets at Dam square and Nieuwmarkt) to storage facilities and stores throughout thecity. they were used as defence moats they served to guide the water of the Amstel River through its former … Read moreThe Canals of Amsterdam
Rederij P. Kooij is one of several popular tour boat companies in Amsterdam.
In just ten years the number of pleasure crafts plying the water of Amsterdam’s canals has doubled to 14.000 — reason for the city to introduce some new rules of the watery road.
You probably think you don’t know what a Klovenier is, even though it is quite likely that you have seen several of them.