The Canal Belt & Housing Boom in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous for many things, but perhaps its most iconic features are its canal belt (“Grachtengordel” in Dutch) and the beautiful Canal Houses built around them.  I happen to have a friend that lives on Keizersgracht (Emperor’s Canal), one...
Amsterdam’s Picturesque Western Islands

Amsterdam’s Picturesque Western Islands

One of Amsterdam’s most underrated attractions is its Western Islands. The incredibly serene islands of Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland, and Realeneiland make you feel like time flows at a slower pace. The Birth of Three Islands The islands are not far from central...