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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good canal to wander along taking you past many of the other places you might like to see by detouring off the canal path. Good to wander around the 'Nine Streets' area which cuts across four canals. Note the Golden Bend. There...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best display of Dutch architecture to be seen and used in conjunction with the on-boat guide and the guide book it can be appreciated at a pace. Having travelled on the sight-seeing boat it is then an opportunity to revisit on foot and...More

Thank Mic L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I first saw this neighborhood while on a canal tour of Amsterdam. We liked the area so much we returned and walked the neighborhood while visiting the Museum Willet-Holthuysen. There are many fine, old homes beautifully maintained. There were just a few...More

Thank sentellr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked along Herengracht a number of times and visited on a canal cruise. This is a very charming neighborhood with some interesting architecture.

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one of the main canals in Amsterdam. Really, a must see. Old buildings with beautiful facades. I recommend seeing from one of the tour boats though. It gives you a different perspective and you don't have to worry about traffic.

Thank Walter d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful stroll (or cruise) down this historic street in beautiful Amsterdam. A wonderful place for people watching.

Thank Drew K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Herengracht is regarded as maybe the most important canal in Amsterdam. The houses are still regarded as prestigious and expensive. Once upon a time rich merchants lived in the area. One of the oldest residential house in Amsterdam built in 1590 can be seen here.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

on the canal cruise you will see this canal and again your camera will get hot from all the photos that you will take. with the hop on and hop off canal rides you can stop at any of the stops and have a meal...More

Thank olie293
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you ask me to describe Amsterdam, it's a nice blend of the cosmopolitan London, charming Copenhagen and romantic Venice. The canals are a crucial part of Amsterdam's infrastructure and Herengracht it one of the most prominent addresses you can have living in the city....More

Thank Kasper_Falke_Jensen
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Gentleman's Canal, it is beautiful, easy to find and another most see. Amsterdam has great & lots of canals but the scenery of each is different, so go on a canal tour is worth it.

Thank apocalipse
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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