Amsterdam (5) – Canals Two
The second post of the canals focuses on the commercial aspect. Amsterdam makes good use of the larger canals for the tourist boats whether it be large or small. Unfortunately, I will not be able to remember the location of some of these canals so some photos will not have this indicated.
Across the front plaza of Amsterdam Centraal is a tourist booth with eating area and access to a boat tour.
There were a number of boat tours to choose from. Conveniently located on Damrak perpendicular to Amsterdam Centraal, shown here on the right-hand side. We had planned on using one of our days for such a tour but ran out of time.
The intersection of Rokin, Amstel and Kloveniersburgwal canals. Hotel de’l’Europe on the right.
Tourists makes use of two types of canal sightseeing. Captain Morgan on the left is representative of smaller vessels with private parties. These looked like they would be more fun.
A night view of the tourist boat selection in Damrak canal.
A tourist boat station on Rokin