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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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During the few days that I stayed in Amsterdam, I had the pleasure of seeing the Canals all over the city. The place was clean, had plenty of space for cars, bikes and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During the few days that I stayed in Amsterdam, I had the pleasure of seeing the Canals all over the city. The place was clean, had plenty of space for cars, bikes and pedestrians, and plenty to see. It was beautiful to see.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It`s great to walk along here during the day or evening for that matter. Far enough away from the centre to give you a sense of calm. There are some great houses along the canal side and the area seems affluent. There are cafes and bars in the area and it`s nice to stumble across somewhere nice to sit and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ideal for a walk along the canal, especially if you enjoy arhitecture and and walking among small streets, away from the center noise

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "grachten" have to be visited by night. Then you can have a sneak peek when the lights are on in these houses and you can discover the ceilings of these houses, worth a try! Beautiful plaster works. You have to walk or go by bicycle, otherwise you are too fast and can't enjoy. Go for it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great feeling walking along or sitting at a cafe taking in the view, the boats and locals going by....

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a one of the tree main canals in Amsterdam, beautiful as others, must see while visiting the city, I was there with friends and they took me on amazing tour where the guide was very wellcoming and informative, very nice experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great guide and a great tour. Very informative and interesting. Had a blast with my friends along the way

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Amsterdam´s most famous canals. Beautiful as the others, good for a walk and take picturesquely pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It nice to wander down the Keizergracht during the day or at night. You have be careful of elevated parts of the sidewalks and the bike lanes. Every city has a characteristic smell and this one is cigarettes and pot. At night some of the bridges are lit up. There are good restaurants and shops nearby and would be a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this canal again, but it is a nice enough area of the picturesque city.

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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 include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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