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Lighting up Amsterdam’s canals

Lights out in Amsterdam

The canals of Amsterdam have served many functions over the years: defensive systems, arteries of trade, sometime skating rinks during especially chilly winter days. Once a year, however, they transform into a vast, open-air modern art museum with the advent of the Amsterdam Light Festival: an event which sees dozens of luminous works occupying the towpaths and spanning the city’s hump-backed bridges – but more often rising straight out of the murky waters of the canals themselves. Boarding sightseeing boats, passengers follow the Herengracht canal – a waterway lined by some of the grandest townhouses in the city, where wealthy Dutch noblemen lived during the Golden Age.

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