In pics: Dozens of skaters spotted on Amsterdam canals

Skaters on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a canal in Amsterdam's Red Light District, 2 Mar 2018
Skaters on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a canal in Amsterdam's Red Light District, 2 Mar 2018. Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times

Numerous skating enthusiasts braved the cold, and possibly thin ice, to go skating on the Amsterdam canals on Friday. The Prinsengracht was particularly popular, with dozens of skaters spotted on the canal. 

LIVE: We kunnen schaatsen op de grachten! ⛸️Kijk mee naar de drukte op de Prinsengracht. Het ijs is niet overal veilig, pas hier wel voor op.

Geplaatst door op Vrijdag 2 maart 2018

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Het is zover! En dat bij ons voor de deur ⛸🥌

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">I guess you could skate to work today ;). How about this for a rare sight? Ice skating on the Prinsengracht. Oh how I love this city. . .

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">The canals have frozen and I’ve just seen my first skater! I love this city.

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Ice on the canals in Amsterdam 🔝

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">I now realize why the Dutch are so good at speed skating. The canals of Amsterdam have frozen over, and it was amazing to walk out on them!

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">It’s Friyay, time to ice skating on the canal. Thanks to the “Beast of the East”! . . . . .

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Ice skating on the Keizergracht.... . . . . .

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; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Soooo this made me so happy this morning!! 😍🙃😍The canals are frozen and the Dutchys can now ice skate ⛸ to work. Everyone dig out your skates!!!!!

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