Excavated in the Dutch Golden Age, the Canals of Amsterdam are part of a heritage that residents are happy to accept. In fact, in their regular duties, the citizens of Amsterdam will move on foot, by bicycle, or by water. The need to build canals is obvious: at the time they were built, the Dutch were a superpower on all the world's seas, trading everything with everyone. To transport goods from large ships to the merchants' warehouses, it was necessary to connect the port and the city, and the network of canals helps in that. Of course, nowadays, the canals have a more romantic role. The beautiful buildings that are a couple of centuries-old complete that role.