Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than 100 kilometers of grachten, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings.
Video timeline: 01 intro, :41 boat tours, 5:20 canal map, 6:16 Singel, 7:15 Brouwersgracht, 8:02 Herengracht, 8:56 Keizersgracht, 9:16 Reguliersgracht, 9:29 Prinsengracht, 10:03 Spiegelgracht, 10:25 Lijnbaansgracht, 10:58 Vijzelsttraat, 12:46 Prinsengracht, 13:19 canal boat tour
One of the most enjoyable things to do in Amsterdam is wander along the beautiful canals, which are lined with picturesque, historic buildings and have an endless variety of boats of all shapes, size, variety and function going by.