A view of the canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old. The bridge shows a sample of the many bicycles there are in Amsterdam, which is the best way to get around the city.

Canal view looking towards a bridge in Amsterdam

The canals in Amsterdam, built in the 17th century provide a means of city planning as well as water management.

A famous Amsterdam canal

This is a view of a row of houses in the city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The old buildings lean in various directions. Structures in Amsterdam keep their old facade to maintain the character of the city.​

A Typical Amsterdam view of buildings

A view of the canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

Canal view looking towards a bridge in Amsterdam

A view of the canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

Canal view looking towards a bridge in Amsterdam

Boats continue to carry freight throughout the canals of Amsterdam, but when they are retired people turn them into comfortable homes along the canal

A boat that has been converted to a home docked in one of the Amsterdam Canals

A view of the canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

Canal view looking towards a bridge in Amsterdam

Bicycles parked at the side of a canal in the city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Bicycles are a major means of transportation in Amsterdam

The Dutch cheese and many of the cookies and cakes are hugely popular not only with the tourists but with the locals as well

An Amsterdam shop offering the most popular Dutch delicacies.

Bicycles parked at the side of the canal. Bicycles are a primary means of transportation around Amsterdam

Bicycles parked along the side of an Amsterdam Canal

A view of the canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old. People love the canals and hang out to relax along the water.

An Amsterdam canal, practical and charming. A place to relax.

An Amsterdammer bicyclist riding past an open flower market

A view of the canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

A view beneath the bridges across an Amsterdam canal

Details of a drawbridge in Amsterdam

A view of the classical Dutch drawbridge

A view of the canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old with houseboats and private watercraft.

A view of an Amsterdam canal in the springtime

A view of the canal and a bridge in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

An Amsterdam view with a bridge, some markets, and bicycles

A view of the canal and bicycles n Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

Two bicycles locked on the side of a  bridge

A view of the canal and a drawbridge in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

A long view of a typical Dutch Drawbridge

A view of the canal and a bridge in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a city over 700 years old

A canal bridge with some Amsterdam buildings in the background

Floating homes in the canals of Amsterdam

Houseboats on an Amsterdam canal

A comfortable place for folks to meet in a neighborhood in Amsterdam

A corner cafe/bar on an Amsterdam street

A warm glow emanates from the lighted homes along the canal in Amsterdam

Evening time along an Amsterdam canal

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