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Here's another view of the river Amstel in Amsterdam. This picture is a combination of this picture and this picture.

The name Amstel comes from the old-Dutch word Aeme-stelle, which means Watery Area. The river is 12 km 'long' and along this river Amsterdam was founded in the 13th century. The old name of Amsterdam is Amstelredam, which means 'Dam in the Amstel. (yes, kLE, you were right about this in your critique!).

When I took this picture, I was standing on a bridge, de Halvemaansbrug. The quay on the left is de Staalkade, on the right, it's just called Amstel. The red-and-white building in the middle is de Stopera. Please read more about this building in my other note.

No bicycles this time, but I do have another really Dutch kind of transportation here to offer: the canal touring boat! ;-)

I took this picture on a hazy winterafternoon. I cropped it a bit and increased some colours.
Hope you like it!

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