Posing with one of the many canals of Amsterdam in backgroundMy sons consult the map while my wife looks on to finalize the programme (above) and are smiles (below) having agreed on what we were to do next: The boat ride!!
Taking a Amsterdam canal tour or the boat ride dates back to 1621 when Queen Elisabeth Stuart of Bohemia was welcomed into the city in a parade of festively decorated admiralty sloops, with thousands of people of Amsterdam cheering on bridges and canal-sides. And since then, all visiting VIPs are taken around the city in the boats to continue with the tradition. So how could we skip the canal tour of Amsterdam!!
There were many packages - some offering entire day ride which also included off loading to any place of interest and then getting on the next boat. Since we did not have time as we had to go back the same day, we took the one-hour boat package.
My sons working on the best package for the boat ride to suit our rather tight time schedule
The boat ride was fun to have seen the ins and outs of Amsterdam and still have time to go to the city centre for shopping and a visit to Madame Tussaud's wax museum.
But for now here are some of the photos I took while riding the boat:
My sons enjoying the boat ride
No, that is not all, there are still many more:
And how much is the boat activity in Amsterdam? You will be amazed to find from this following video that I came across on Facebook and am sharing to add interest in this post. Interestingly this video was shared just a few days after I took the Amsterdam boat ride. Watch the video and be amazed:Well that was all about Amsterdam boat ride - my next post will be about Dam - the Amsterdam city centre.
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