Keizersgracht | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Keizersgracht under a bridge during the blue hour, The Netherlands.

I saw this composition multiple times amongst the portfolios of my colleagues and it stood as an icon similar to another, located in AmsterdamKeizersgracht is the name of one of the main canals in the capital of The Netherlands and in my opinion, is one of the most picturesque places to view.

Keizersgracht or the “Emperor’s Canal” was named after Emperor Maximilian of Austria. The picturesque effect is likely due it being the widest canal, which is in the middle of three main canals crossing Amsterdam centre. Wandering around and observing the lights of the bridge turned on during the blue hour is amazing.

I have visited during the month of October, but I’ve heard that in the winter months, sailing in this canal is forbidden.

And why? One could ask…

To not break the ice – someone from Amsterdam could answer.

What is the purpose of it? To be able to ice skate!

And even if I’m not a huge fan of ice-skating (as I like to have my feet stable on the ground), I can imagine it’s a lot of fun to ice-skate through the middle of Amsterdam.

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