Guess where I’m going this weekend? AMSTERDAM! Been one of my must-visit cities forever AND of course when I heard about Open-Air there was no doubt. Going with Rosie and a few of her friends, they seem amazing and we already have a lot planned or us. More info about the apartment we’re renting and our plans there are comiii’n. SOOOO EXCITED, now I have to write 3 essays and lots of work before I can start organizing my packing x
This you should know this before you visit Amsterdam.
HOW MANY BICYCLES ARE THERE IN AMSTERDAM?
According to the most recent figures, the 850.000 residents of Amsterdam together own 847.000 bicycles. That represents 1.91 bicyles per household.
HOW MANY CANALS ARE THERE IN AMSTERDAM?
Amsterdam has 165 canals — with a combined length of 100 KM (60 Miles)
CAN YOU SWIM IN THE CANALS?
Yes and no. People do swim in the canals — illegally or at ‘official unofficial’ spots. And then there’s Amsterdam City Swim an annual fundraising event — prior to which extra sanitation of the water takes place. After all, canal swimmers have to take into account certain hazards.
WHY IS EVERYONE WEARING ORANGE CLOTHES?
Huh? We don’t. Well, actually, we do — but only on certain occasions. Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family, which hails from the House of Orange.