Venice of the North

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The following is an incomplete list of settlements nicknamed Venice of the North. The term Venice of the North refers to various cities in Northern Europe that contain canals, comparing them to Venice, Italy, which is renowned for its canals (see Grand Canal).

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City/Town Country Photo References
Amsterdam Netherlands AmsterdamLuchtfotoBmz.jpg [1]
Birmingham United Kingdom Worchester & Birmingham Canal from Broad Street towards NIA 130 C.jpg [2]
Bruges Belgium Bruges Canal Panorama.jpg [3]
Copenhagen Denmark Nyhavn canal as seen from Nyhavnsbroen bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark, Northern Europe-2.jpg [4]
Giethoorn Netherlands Giethoorn Netherlands flckr01.jpg [5]
Hamburg Germany Alsterarkaden Hamburg 2009.JPG [6]
Saint Petersburg Russia Улицы Санкт-Петербурга,канал Грибоедова-вид на Спас-на-Крови.jpg [7]
Stockholm Sweden Stockholm aerial view.jpg [8]
Wrocław Poland Wroclaw - Ostrow Tumski.jpg [9]


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  1. ^ "Amsterdamhotspots.nl". Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham voted ‘least romantic and most boring city in Europe’". metro.co.uk. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  3. ^ Vose, Edward Neville (1915). "How Bruges Became "The Venice of the North"". The spell of Flanders. The Page Company. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ Hinrichsen, Don (1977). "Copenhagen has that sinking feel". New Scientist. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Dreaming of the simple life? Try the village in the Netherlands with no roads". DailyMail. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-02. For anyone dreaming of a simple life, you may want to consider moving to Giethoorn, Netherlands. This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village. It's no surprise Giethoorn is a popular tourist attraction and has been given the nickname the Venice of the Netherlands. 
  6. ^ "Introduction to Hamburg". NYTimes.com. 2006-11-20. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  7. ^ "St Petersburg, the 'Venice of the North', gets its own fleet of gondolas". Independent.co.uk. 2004-06-29. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  8. ^ "Adventures in the 'Venice of the North'". CNN.com. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  9. ^ "The Bridges of Wrocław: A Virtual Walk Across the Venice of the North". culture.pl. 2014-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-07.