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“Walk with a hydrocycle”
Review of The Amstel

The Amstel
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Amstel canals are proper to navigate with an hydrocylce. You should know that there is a rule when navigate on Amstel canals, always stay on right side of Amstel canal and try to avoid as much as possible big tourist boats. Enjoy the ride!

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The main river of Amsterdam does not differ much from the rest of the smaller canals.
It is wider, naturally, but somehow it lacks the special charm those smaller canals have.
If you have to choose between cruises on the Amstel or the smaller canals - go for the canals.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We didn't take the boat cruise but did it by walking instead. Beautiful canals that give you the sense of the city. Have coffee at one of the brown bars with a view. Or a hotel brasserie on the canal. Any time you go, talk a walk to get the feel for the place. Wonderful.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

all the canals are pretty much the same, never the less really pretty passed this one on route to the heineken museum

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

"De Amstel", you think only Magere brug, Hermitage, Carre, Stopera etc. They are all in the city. When you have more time to take a bike and just cycleling a long the river bank to Oude kerk, you will see that amstel has more to enjoy. There is a lot of beautiful building a long the river bank. In the summer there is also rowing championship. You can also take a rest at some spots along the river. Visit "Wester Amstel" and take a walk in the garden.

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