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Prinsengracht Canal  
   

Prinsengracht Canal

One of the canals that rings around Amsterdam's downtown city centre.
Amsterdam, the Venice of the north?!?

June 30th 2005
Whoever is responsible for coining that phrase was a shortsighted fool. Amsterdam is infinitely nicer and more interesting than Venice is, and even though they both share canals, it's still an insult to Amsterdam. Quick useless stat for people like me that love them: 70% of the Netherlands is under sea level. There you go, and now on with my journal. During my time in Amsterdam I am stayin ... read more
Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam

Dutch Flag The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... ... read more
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