What's under the water in an Amsterdam Canal?

What's under the water in an Amsterdam Canal?

Ever wondered what treasures lurk beneath the surface of the Amsterdam canals? When I lived in Amsterdam during graduate school, I used to wonder what artifacts, treasures and trash were below in the murky depths. Here's the view from outside my apartment on the Prinsengracht.

amsterdam canals

Wonder no more. Johnny found this AMAZING Dutch websitewhere you can look at an interactive graphic of the thousands of interesting things found in Amsterdam Canals - categorized by item type (this means the french fry forks appear in neat rows next to the Medieval silverware) - follow the Rokin metro link.  You can zoom in and get the history and date of EACH item. So delightfully Dutch. 

dutch canal exhibit

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