Videos: Skater spotted on Amsterdam canal, IJsselmeer frozen

A stretch of the Keizersgracht where skaters were seen on 1 March 2018
A stretch of the Keizersgracht where skaters were seen on 1 March 2018. Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times

A daredevil skater was spotted on the Keizergracht in Amsterdam on Thursday. Despite some Amsterdam canals being to promote ice forming, the ice on the canals is still not thick enough to skate on safely, Waternet warns.

"It's not thick enough yet. People are responsible for themselves, but think logically about it", a Waternet spokesperson said to RTL Nieuws. If you do go out on the ice, be extremely careful. 

Using a drone from the IJburg in Amsterdam, George Pachantouris recorded some beautiful footage of the frozen IJsselmeer. 

 

Thin ice on the Leliegracht in Amsterdam, 1 March 2018
Thin ice on the Leliegracht in Amsterdam, 1 March 2018. Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times
Ice on the Prinsengracht, 1 March 2018
Ice on the Prinsengracht, 1 March 2018. Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times
Courageous ducks on the frozen Bloemgracht in Amsterdam, 1 March 2018
Courageous ducks on the frozen Bloemgracht in Amsterdam, 1 March 2018. Photo: Zachary Newmark / NL Times

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