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11 Westerkerk in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Westerkerk has been a prominent landmark since 1631 and remains the Netherlands’ largest church. The Dutch Renaissance design was created by Hendrick de Keyser. At the top of the 286 foot Westertoren (Western Tower) is an orb representing the Imperial Crown of Australia. Below is a carillon containing 51 bells, some dating back to 1658. They ring out every quarter hour, 24 hours a day. Inside of Western Church is the unmarked grave of master Dutch painter Rembrandt. The bike is chained to a guard rail along Prinsengracht (Prince’s Canal). The two-mile canal is the longest in the canal belt. The waterway was built in the mid-17th century and named to honor the Prince of Orange.

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Prinsengracht 279, 1016 GW Amsterdam, Netherlands

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