In the city of Amsterdam, there are many waterways that make up the city. If you have ever traveled to Amsterdam, then you probably already know about some of these canals and bridges. However, there are some lesser known canals and waterways as well. These canals and rivers provide a wealth of activities for travelers to enjoy while strolling around the city of Amsterdam. Some of these canals and rivers are more tourist attractions than anything else but they still offer a great way to see Amsterdam and what is happening on a daily basis. Here are some of the lesser known canals in Amsterdam.
If you are interested in seeing the Anne Frank house where she and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II, then you will want to visit the Tower Bridge. While it is easy to see from across the river, getting there is a bit of a challenge. The elevated structure of the Tower Bridge is one of the top attractions of the city center and you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to the top where you can view the buildings and the river. You can walk, rent a bike or horseback ride or even take a bus into the city center and it is just as easy to get into the city center from the top of the Tower Bridge as it is from the bottom.
Another great attraction of Amsterdam is the narrows canal that runs through the heart of the city. The canal starts out as a public waterway and then it is converted into a canal that is pedestrianized, with several types of shops and restaurants along its length. The buildings along the canal are typically seventeenth century Dutch style buildings and if you like historical architecture you will love visiting the canal. One of the most impressive buildings along the canal is the fifteen hundred year old St. Nicholas Church which sits proudly on the banks of the narrows.
If you love the canals and bridges in Amsterdam you will also love a Amsterdam river tour. You can choose to cruise the canals on a Amsterdam cruise ship or on a boat that cruises along the canals. Most boats that cruise the canals will stop at a number of different landmarks along the way including hotels, bars, restaurants and shops along the way. If you want to get the most out of your Amsterdam river tour experience you should be sure to take a bike or walk.
Bicycles are one of the best ways to explore the cities of Amsterdam and there are many bike paths and routes along the canals. Some of these routes take close to twenty minutes so you won’t need to worry about getting lost on your way to seeing the landmarks of Amsterdam. There are also plenty of guided canal cruises available for those who prefer to be accompanied by an expert. If you are afraid that you may not be able to follow the routes that are given or don’t feel confident with your biking skills you can always hire a bike hire service and they will be happy to put you on the canal cruise that will take you where you want to go.
One of the most famous bridges in Amsterdam is the Anne Frank house. This is located right next to the renowned Rijksmuseum. Many people visit the museum because of the display of the most famous collection of her drawings. But, there are actually much more interesting things to see in Amsterdam if you are not interested in the drawings. The canals are full of canals with beautiful parks all around them that feature great gardens and gorgeous flowers.
There are also bridges in Amsterdam that are known as narrow plank bridges. These narrow canals are known for being very dangerous when driving through them. It is important that you pay attention to them when driving through because they are not always safe to drive through. Some of the most famous bridges in Amsterdam that are considered to be narrow plank bridges include the Rijksmuseum, Havelam, Pincen, Syndicaldammers, Waternvoeteren, Engegen, Red river, Ecdendorf and Haarlem. These narrow canals have caused many car accidents over the years and there are many rumors that the reason is because it is extremely difficult to drive through them.
The canals in Amsterdam that are the narrowest are called the Wijre river. These canals are not for those who are looking for bridges that are wider than 5 meters, but if you are then you will have to drive your vehicle over one of these canals. Some of the most beautiful bridges in Amsterdam that are considered to be narrow plank bridges are the Rijksloster, Havelam, Syndicaldammers, Waternvoeteren, Engegen, Red river and Ecdendorf. These magnificent bridges are some of the most famous bridges in all of Europe and you will be hard pressed to find a better place to take photographs.