Canals of Amsterdam

The canals are vital to Amsterdam. Without these network of canals that runs throughout the city, the Amsterdam we know today may have never existed. Nowadays, tourists and visitors of Amsterdam sometimes overlook the rich historical and cultural values of these canals with the more popular spots, such as the red light district and different museums. But for me, just roaming and getting lost within this complex but intelligently organized canal system is on the top of my list while visiting Amsterdam.

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A canal in between residential areas.
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Private boats docked beside the canal.
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A small canal lock. This spot is also a waiting area/port to board a boat that tours around the city canals.
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A canal tour boat.
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Floating houses!
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Passing through a canal intersection.
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Night view of the University of Amsterdam and its canal.
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The canal behind the flower market.
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Bikes!…. some locals say that thousands of bikes are submerged under the canals.
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Early afternoon view, University of Amsterdam.
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Towards the Red Light District.
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Along the Red Light District.
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A hippie car!
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Some wildlife playing in the canal waters.
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Reinforcements to prevent the collapse of canal walls.
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Overlooking the Church of Saint Nicholas.
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Passengers and tourists waiting to board the canal boats, at the Amsterdam Central Station.
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