People Are Skating On Amsterdam’s Frozen Canals And The Footage Is Stunning

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Europeans are facing some extremely cold temperatures these days but the fine folks of Amsterdam are taking advantage of the big freeze.

For the first time in about six years, Amsterdam’s canals are frozen to a thickness safe enough to support the weight of ice skaters. Whether for the memories or to get to certain parts of the city, locals have strapped on skates and ventured via the canals.

Some of the footage and pictures from the city show a surreal yet stunning scene. Plus, it just looks fun as hell.

The city deemed the ice safe for skating on the weekend but some people tested their luck before that announcement. Unfortunately for one couple, their luck was thin like the ice as they fell in – one was able to get out of the freezing water themselves but the other struggled until a photographer helped her out via a houseboat window.

There is even a video of her struggling to get out of the dangerously cold water, check it out:


h/t The Guardian

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