Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NETHERLANDS ~ Amsterdam - Emperor's Canal - UNESCO ~

...Great night view of one of the most famous canals in the capital... with beautiful houses lining it of in different sizes and construction...Thanks a lot Johan for this nice surprise in my mailbox today!!♥
© Hamar
Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, 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. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010,

Keizersgracht (literal English translation: Emperor's Canal) is the second and widest of the three major canals in the city centre of Amsterdam, in between Herengracht and Prinsengracht.


Beautiful Netherlands-Fishing Places
(Issued 01-02-2016)

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