Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): Amsterdam From the Water

Amsterdam From the Water
Hey! So I think my last post made it pretty clear that I saw the Rolling Stones, and saw them I did. So although the holiday was primarily for and focused on the Stones, we did have a spare couple of days to explore and see what the city of Amsterdam had to offer.

One thing my Grandpap said we had to do was a canal tour. He visits Amsterdam regularly and told us that it really is a different way of seeing the city. So after grabbing the tickets outside central station, roughly €16 euros a piece later, we were off to find the boat. We chose the tour with Stromma as it was a 1-hour highlights tour. It departed every 15 minutes and offered audio guides in 19 languages. We actually didn’t make the first boat that was there- knowing they were every 15 minutes, we held back to be sure we got window seats. Also like most tours, the headphones are provided so not to worry if you don’t have your own.

Fun fact: The Amsterdam canal ring has actually been given World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2010
All that means is that the canal ring has a special/cultural significance- namely that it demonstrates so called town planning of the 17th century that went on to influence the world to this day.

So the first highlight of the tour, and one of the first things we saw was Space Centre NEMO. Located on the Oosterdok, the building is architecturely quite impressive, designed by Renzo Piano, it’s green and looks like a sinking ship. The roof of the building is a set of steps, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Amsterdam From the Water
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Space Centre NEMO   Dancing Houses   Stopera   Reguliersgracht   Anne Frank’s House   Bike Multi Storey  
Author: Paige Goodall
Read it on author's website: https://paigeunread.com/2017/10/18/amsterdam-from-the-water/

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