The incredible canals of Amsterdam could be considered highly underrated even in all their popularity. The canals were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2010 and surpass the amount of canals in Venice, Italy. Perhaps this is why Amsterdam is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Amsterdam contains about 90 islands that are connected by 1500+ bridges. Numerous historical buildings line the banks of these incredible canals.

This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user Scott Anna using the hashtag #gate1travel. This stunning view was captured in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Belgium & Holland trips here

Did you know: In the olden days, living on a houseboat in the canals was a symbol of poverty but now they are extremely popular and some are even located near the city center!

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