• Amsterdam,  Europe,  The Netherlands,  Travel Diary

    Amsterdam – Outside the city

    When people think of Amsterdam they surely think of the many canals that run through the city. Amsterdam actually is named after the river Amstel that started off with a simple dam to keep the local villages safe from floods. Over time the Dutch people continued to master the weather of their wetland and constructed Windmills to aid them in their quest to civilize the region.