When I first saw photos of Herengracht canal in Amsterdam, I thought of Venice and how much I wanted back on the road. Water is so calming, especially when it takes the place of cars.
The calmness and timelessness of Venice was so restful compared to the rest of our whirlwind trip throught Italy. Wandering along cobblestone walks, often ending at the edge of a canal, sending us back along a different path.
Are Amsterdam's canals - Herengracht, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, Zwanenburgwal - like that? Maybe a quick flight on KLM would answer that question?