This morning we have plan to have the pancake and the infamous mini pancake. I love the fact that they have the glutten free version... so I ordered 50/50 😍😍😍😍😍
There are 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. In 2010 Amsterdam's canal ring was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.
We were taken through the inner part of the canal with a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre. This is not my first-time, I must say I am quite a frequent visitor, everything in Amsterdam seems a bit more magical when viewed from a boat.
The canal cruise took around an hour, and we were taken to explore Amsterdam's UNESCO protected canal ring and discover plenty of interesting facts about the city and the building.
the dancing houses...
Enjoying my Haring!
Walking around after the canal tour and...
We arrived at The Begijnhof, it is the only inner court in Amsterdam which was founded during the Middle Ages, and therefore lies within the Singel — the innermost canal of Amsterdam's circular canal system. The Begijnhof is at medieval street level, which means a meter below the rest of the old city center.
It is unclear when exactly the Begijnhof (Beguines' court) was founded. In 1346, the beguines still lived in a house (a document of that time mentioned one beghynhuys). A courtyard was only first mentioned in 1389, probably after the religious status of the city rose due to the Amsterdam Eucharistic Miracle of 1345.
Originally the Begijnhof was entirely encircled by water (the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, the Spui and the Begijnensloot or "Beguines' Ditch"), with the sole entrance located at the Begijnensteeg ("Beguines' Alley"), which had a bridge across the Begijnensloot. The back facades were therefore water-locked. The Spui entrance only dates back to the 19th century.
Amsterdam Flowers market
This is still my favorite city, my home where my family are! 😍😍😍
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