canal ring

Since its construction began in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s Canal Ring has grown to be one of the world’s most unique urban landscapes. And it not only remains a historic and beautiful water network through the city, but a stunning backdrop for fantastic cultural and sporting events throughout the year – and an essential part of any visit to the city.

Canal house museums

Stroll through Amsterdam’s charming Canal District and discover the city's hidden gems. The city's elegant canal-side mansions house some of the most ...

UNESCO World Heritage List

In August 2010, Amsterdam’s 17th-century Canal Ring was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, raising the total number of listed sites in the Nethe...

Canal-side museums

Amsterdam’s maritime success in the Golden Age not only led to urban expansion, but a boom in trade and architectural development. This was marked by ...

Amsterdam Centrum

In addition to the world-famous historic Canal Ring, Amsterdam's City Centre district ('Centrum') is home to a host of renowned museums, charming and ...

Amsterdam: City of canals

Alongside tulips and windmills, the global image of Amsterdam is one of a city entwined with water. Since its development in the 17th century, Amsterd...

Amsterdam canal tours

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and recla...

All canal cruises

Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the city’s historic centre, Amsterdam’s canals offer one of the most memorable ways to discover t...

Houseboats

Looking for somewhere original to stay in Amsterdam? Get a different view of the city by spending a few nights in a houseboat.