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Video: Ice Skating on the Canals

Amsterdam canals ice skating video Technically it’s still winter, of course, but today the sun is shining and the deep freeze that had all the Netherlands in its grip for a week or so is only a memory.

With that in mind, here we present one more video — this one in retro style — of the ice skating fun we Amsterdammers had last week.

Video: Ice Skating on the Canals of Amsterdam

It’s been more than a decade since the winter weather in Amsterdam was cold enough — for long enough — to allow people to ice skate the city’s famous canals. But the winter of 2012 will long be remembered for its excellent ice skating weather. Watch this beautiful video.

Amsterdam girls on bikes — in slow motion

Amsterdam bicylces In Amsterdam bicycling is seen primarily as the best way to get from point A to point B in a 700+ years old city that was not designed for heavy traffic.

But tourists also view cycling in Amsterdam as a tourist attraction — either as a fun activity or a spectator sport.

Amsterdam: Fishing for a bike

Amsterdam canal bike fishing Even Amsterdammers sometimes need to be reminded that anything parked too close to a canal could end up in it…

Amsterdammer and bicycle enthousiast Marc van Woudenberg says, “I witnessed a bicycle getting blown into the canal by the wind. My friend Suze and I ventured outside to salvage it, here’s what happened.”

Boat trip through Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal boat ride If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday Amsterdam, a popular option is to take to the water.

Tour the canals of Amsterdam in your own boat, a rented sloop, or on board of a glass-topped canal excursion boat.

A Sunny Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam sunny day video We’ve been having some nice weather here in Amsterdam these past few days. Nice for the time of year, that is.

The video shows the type of ‘Sunny Day in Amsterdam’ we’re all longing for.

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