Travel Photos: Sailing the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
Sailing the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal With AmaWaterways
It’s 12:41 PM on April 2nd and I snagged this photograph of a couple enjoying the first day of sailing as we sail from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland with AmaWaterways.
With the advent of GPS cameras, you can see exactly where I snapped this photograph as we’re just south of the historic city of Utrecht which dates all the way back to the Middle Ages.
The Amsterdam-Rhine Canal is 45 miles long and connects Amsterdam with the Rhine.
Unlike a winding river, as you can see in my photograph, the canal is clearly man-made and features beautiful flora and sidewalks along both sides.
Here’s a photograph that I snapped a little farther upstream.
Common Scenes Along the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
Besides a lot of very flat scenery, the most common sites we experienced along the canal were folks out jogging, riding their bicycles, fishing, with a lot of waving back and forth between us and them.
As we were traveling upstream with our first stop being Cologne, Germany, some 160 or so miles away, we were going to be sailing all day and all night.
This was the first time in our river cruise experience where we experienced a full day and night of sailing. It was relaxing, and we enjoyed the passing scenery immensely.
Now, on to Cologne. Stay tuned….
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