Updated: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By JD van Zyl
Canalside charm

The most beautiful canal cities from around the world.



Amsterdam canal with the Westkerk church in the background (© Getty Images)
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  • Amsterdam canal with the Westkerk church in the background (© Getty Images)
  • Bruges' Belfort belfry reflected in a canal (© Christian Kober/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis)
  • A villager steers a boat past historic buildings in Xitang (© Associated Press)
  • A gondola crosses the Grand Canal in Venice (© Amanda Hall / Getty Images)
  • A view of Stockholm’s old town of Gamla Stan (© Getty Images)
  • Boats float on the Neva river in St Petersburg (© ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/Newscom/RTR)
  • Hamburg's famous warehouse district reflects at night (© FABIAN BIMMER/Newscom/RTR)
  • Large scale regeneration has turned Birmingham's canals into tourist hotspots (© Marketing Birmingham)
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This year Amsterdam celebrates the 400th anniversary of its extensive canal network, which started being constructed in 1613 and was completed in 1625. In honour of the Dutch capital’s magnificent achievement, we’ve rounded up the most beautiful canal cities from around the world.

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