If you want a ride on a boat just visit this place #amsterdam #canalcity

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Amsterdam is built on canals. 165 canals in fact. These canals have been around since the 17th century and are still used by locals to get around in low speed boats that take them from place to place. The bridges going over the canals are seemingly endless in number (a little over 1,200 actually), they’re everywhere! The canal system ring is really interesting and makes exploring Amsterdam really unique.

There are about 2,500 little house boats docked all over the canal system and I assume people live on most of them. The buildings in Amsterdam are built on approximately 11 million (yea 11,000,000) poles that go about 15-20 meters into the ground through all the mud and unstable stuff into the harder soil beneath. These poles help stabilize the buildings as the soil shifts and sinks due to the city being built on the water.

Source:https: http://theconsummatedabbler.com/2015/07/10-unique-facts-about-amsterdam-netherlands/