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Skating on Keizersgracht


Skating over Amsterdam's frozen canals is not possible every year. The temperature needs to drop to -5°C or below for 1 or 2 weeks to get natural ice (natuurijs) thick enough to skate on.

During periods of cold, boat traffic is blocked from certain canals (usually Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht) to allow the water to freeze.

Photo Tour - Winter in Amsterdam

  1. Bike park at Centraal Station
  2. Frozen Herengracht
  3. Biking through the Vondelpark
  4. Houseboats on Keizersgracht
  5. Mother skating with baby
  6. Skating on Keizersgracht
  7. Bosbaan
  8. Reijnier Vinkeleskade
  9. Ice Rink Museumplein
  10. Lauriergracht (Jordaan)

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