The city has closed Keizersgracht to boats, allowing it freeze solid. Which means one thing here: get your skates on. In four winters, I have never seen this happen. It's beautiful and I feel so lucky that I get to experience a last little bit of a proper Northern winter before I head to a warmer Southern one. Yes that's right, we've timed our trip home so we get two winters back-to-back. Clever huh?