Amsterdam has over 100 kilometers of canals! The beautiful semicircle of the canal and the three Amsterdam canals - Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht - determines the image of the city and now belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage. Along the canals are the famous 17th-century canal houses that exude power and pomp, just what was the intention of the bourgeoisie at that time. For example, take your eyes off the canal houses in the so-called Golden Bend of the Herengracht. Two of these properties are equipped as museums, Museum Willet-Holthuysen and Museum Het Grachtenhuis (Museum The Canal House).
Probably more attractive than to walk this amount of kilometers, is to make a round trip and to be surprised by the fun facts that the guide will tell. For example, the vaults of the Dutch Bank are located approximately 15 meters below sea level where people in times of war, can flood the vault spaces. In the widest bridge in Amsterdam, the Torensluis on the Singel, prison cells were built and you sail along the narrowest house in Amsterdam. Plus you will be provided with answers about which café is really the oldest, the most crooked bar, where is the cat museum boat , where was Peter the Great drunk and where slept Napoleon?
Boarding locations: In Amsterdam there’re several companies that provide canal tours. The boarding locations can be found at the Central Station and in the neighbourhoods of various tourist attractions, museums and landmarks.