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A choice stroll around the 3 islands of the cityAmsterdam
The Westelijke Eilanden are not very well known to the citizens of Amsterdam and rarely visited by them. The Westelijke Eilanden are three artificial islands created during the 17th century. Their main function was to facilitate maritime commerce and reduce the time involved in international exchanges, providing a better transit for merchandise and goods to the city. Very close to the lively district of Haarlem, these islands are an interlude of peace and well-being. I try to go there at least once a month and I always return refreshed.
Barges moored and flat calmAnything more transcendental than these islands seems to me impossible. There are no shops, restaurants or noisy businesses here, just a few moored barges and long-time residents of the place overlooking a typical Amsterdam landscape. There are beautiful walks here, passing from one island to another and stopping at each of the bridges. A few hours here restores me completely.
Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland and RealeneilandThese are the names of the 3 small man-made islands created from scratch. Let us hope that the place remains as unfrequented as it currently is: one really has the sense of leaving the city and being in the Dutch countryside. A moment of pure happiness without spending a cent.
Westelijke Eilanden - Haarlemmerplein - Amsterdam.
I love Amsterdam's open spirit. It's easy to meet people and have rich, interesting conversations. The heart of the city is bubbling over with cultural initiatives, secret restaurants and nature routes that relax you in no time. I want to share it all with you!