As you might assume, Amsterdam's canals are a central feature of
the city. During many of your journeys you will be crossing them,
paralleling them, or perhaps riding on them. At first sight, the do
not seem particularly scenic, but as you explore them, they may just start
to win you over.
The Rijksmuseum (above right) has several grassy nooks that are great places to sit, have a snack and enjoy some greenery in the midst of the
city. The Oude Kerk (below left) is visible from many parts of town,
but is more spectacular on the outside than the inside. On the right
is a view of departing train heading out of the Centraal Station,
Although the Flower Market is quite small, there are a number of interesting
shops, including at least one that exports bulbs and ....cannabis seed.
Try to take that through Customs! Across the lane from the Flower
you will find a Christmas shop that has some real treasures.
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