The Amstel, Amsterdam

4.6
#2 of 11 in Nature in Amsterdam
Take advantage of great photo backdrops from one of Amsterdam's historic bridges, go for a stroll or a bike ride by the water, or have a coffee at a riverside cafe. No matter your choice, you'll never be too far away from The Amstel. The river is the soul of the city, and along with multiple canals, it greatly influences the city's layout and gives it its distinctive look and atmosphere. A dam on the river gave Amsterdam its name. Residents and visitors flock to the river these days for many different events, such as the annual Liberation Day concert, rowing races, and the Canal Parade. Take a boat tour for one of the most popular ways to experience the river. With our custom trip planner, Amsterdam attractions like The Amstel can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Rent some bicycles and follow the Amstel river until you get out of the city and keep going until you reach the big Windmill.This is a really nice ride and it feels like you're far away in the...  more »
  • We travelled by tourist barges on a couple of trips on the Amstel. Very informative and some fantastic buildings and views all the way round the canals. A very relaxing and easy way to view the...  more »
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