The centre of Amsterdam consists of more than 100km of canals set up in a concentric pattern and 90 islands connected by 1500 bridges. The three main canals are Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht. The canals were constructed in the 17th century and served for defence, water management and transport.

01 Houseboat on Amstel river 02 Hotel de l'Europe 03 Amstel near Rokin 04 View towards Amstel river
05 Kloveniersburgwal 06 Kloveniersburgwal 07 Kloveniersburgwal
08 Rusland bridge 09 Nieuwmarkt 10 Nieuwmarkt 11 Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal 12 Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal
13 Centraal station canal at sunset 14 Centraal station canal at sunset 15 The Grand Sofitel hotel and Bridges restaurant at night 16 Rokin canal at night 17 Rokin canal at night
18 Hotel de l'Europe at night 19 Kloveniersburgwal at night 20 Kloveniersburgwal at night 21 Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal at night
22 Oudezijds Voorburgwal canal at night 23 Damrak at night
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