The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. They continue to define the cityís landscape and in 2010 Amsterdam's canal ring was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the cityís historical centre, floating down Amsterdamís canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city. Whether youíre a first-time or frequent visitor, everything in Amsterdam seems a bit more magical when viewed from a boat.