Added by Natalie F

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is such a vibrant city to visit.

Amsterdam has about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.  That makes getting around it fun and unique.  You can take a boat tour of the canals.  I would recommend renting a bike.  That’s how the locals get around.  According to “IamAmsterdam,” there are over 880,000 bikes in the city. Additionally, over 2 million kilometres are cycled by Amsterdammers each day; that’s over 1,242,742 miles!  Some of the canals are even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

These delightful waterways served an important purpose in Amsterdam’s history and function because of excellent planning and design.  There are over 1,000 sites to see inside Amsterdam's canal ring including The Anne Frank House, Museum van Loon, and Westerkerk.  

We had an awesome time biking around the canals.  We also enjoyed just strolling along them, taking pictures, and looking at the townhouses and houseboats.

Get started anywhere, I just picked a spot along the canals for Outbound Collective directions above.  

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