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Amsterdam Canals Freeze Solid, Turning City Into Impromptu Ice Rink (PICTURES, VIDEO)

10/02/2012 12:44 | Updated 10 February 2012

Parts of Amsterdam’s canal system have frozen solid for the first time in over a decade.

Residents took full advantage of the occurrence and strapped on their skates to glide down the scenic waterways.

At the start of February most canals were closed to water traffic in order to allow the ice to form.

It follows a similar situation in Venice last week, which saw the city’s famous canal froze over as temperatures dipped as low as -10C.

The cold snap has had a big visual impact across Europe with ice sculptures cropping up across the continent.

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Frozen Europe

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