The endless canals of Amsterdam

February isn’t the most flattering time to explore Amsterdam as the trees framing the canals are leafless and the wind makes you shiver. Yet, the season offers a calmer ambiance even if the city seems to be always crowded with tourists. Due to the number of canals, one has a chance to easily explore further areas which are as flattering, if not more, than the very central streets of Amsterdam. If the sun is shining, sitting on a bench by the canal watching passing bikes and boats isn’t at all unpleasant experience even in February. One could say Amsterdam is simply a good, and of course picturesque, escape destination for a weekend.