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  • Day28

    Canal cruise

    April 22, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    On the first day we left the boat in the morning to go on a cruise of Amsterdam canals in a glass topped boat. Given the city has hundreds of miles of canals it is a great way to see the city. There were many lovely views and the perspective on the water was different from when walking.

    The city is built on soggy ground so many of the older buildings are crooked and look a little drunk. Fascinating for me from an earthquake prone city to see these buildings still allowed to be lived in.

    Bikes are everywhere in a city designed to be either cycled or floated around. From the canal boat, you saw them chained to every spare space there was and hundreds are fished out of the water by a special boat each day.
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