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    Posted December 11, 2014 by
    Frandalf
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    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    Wintertime fun in front of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

     

    When the temperatures in The Netherlands dip, many Dutch start dreaming of another frozen winter and the prospect of ice skating outdoors on lakes, canals or landscaped waterpools. But if these waters don’t freeze, there are many ice rinks across the country

    to practice jumps and twirls or even to satisfy the need to make long distances on the ice.

     

    For a few years now Amsterdam's Museumplein presents a unique ice skating experience with the Rijksmuseum as a phenomenal backdrop.

     

    If you cannot skate there are also skating classes on offer to help you hone your skills as well as sessions of ice hockey and curling.

     

    This year the ice rink in front of the Rijksmuseum premieres the energy-efficient 'Icefloo' ice rink, which uses approximately 25% less energy than standard rinks.

     

    You don't want to skate? Then simply watch the fun kids and adults have on their slippery blades and take in the great atmosphere in adjacent brasserie: a charming wooden chalet offering a range of delicious Dutch and international dishes.

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