Amsterdam canal cruise





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 😍😍😍😍😍
Satisfied! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹





 Then we continue walking and taking the canal cruise in Amsterdam; it is a good way to get to know the history of Amsterdam that is intimately connected with water.

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.
(source: wikipedia)






Amsterdam Flowers market

This is still my favorite city, my home where my family are! 😍😍😍

Thank you all for stopping by and viewing the post...

xxx

14 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful and romantic there! And I'm jealous of all the delicious food!

    Marie
    The Flower Duet

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  2. The food looks so good that it made me hungry just looking at it. The rest of the photos are beautiful too. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  3. Nice and Perfect looking outfit..

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  4. Amsterdam is such a beautiful city, can't wait to visit in the future!
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  5. Love this Amsterdam tour and all the amazing history and food So glad you had a great time xoxo Cris
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  6. You must have had an outstanding time. The pics are lovely.

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  7. Such cute streets to walk around in and love that flowers market.
    I would love to visit Amsterdam!

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  8. I love this city, beautiful pics!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  9. Such a fun way to explore the city!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Amsterdam looks beautiful hun.

    xoxo
    Lovely
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  11. thank you all for the lovely comments...
    xxx

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