Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands, is famous for its canals. You cannot find here any single trace of Roman ruins or any Romanesque church or cathedral. It is a city built entirely by rich traders and lovers of beauty.
Its history says that the original center of Amsterdam was created in about 1200 when the waterlanders from the North move to the mouth of the Amstel in search of more secure and fertile land.
If you happen to visit Amsterdam, don't miss to take a cruise around its canals. It is one of the best way to explore and see this city. Here are some snaphots I took during our visit last summer 2010.
Another way to have an overview of Amsterdam is to fly over it. Air trips over the city are organized during summer time. In this way, you can appreciate and understand why this extraordinary network of canals have made the Dutch capital be rebaptized as the Venice of the North.
This is also my first entry for these interesting memes below;
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