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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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

we went there as have a nice long walk around with beautiful viewing and get a good picture while you can because there is really busy people walk past or even bikes too.

Thank Ann Marie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the next most desirable canal after herengracht. I toured using the canal tour and the commentary really added something to the whole weekend for me- well worth doing at least the 1 hour tour

Thank davegas2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amsterdam has many canals. This one is great. if possible, take a boat cruise on this canal and you will thoroughly enjoy the experience.

Thank RobOlson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touring the canals either by tourist liner or private boat is an unforgettable experience. Historic Amsterdam's beautiful buildings and homes are the perfect backdrop to the canals, contrasting beautifully with the wide variety of houseboats and eclectic collection of watercraft. I don't suggest renting a...More

Thank mdwstmatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any & all the canals in Amsterdam are a pleasure to walk along or just stop and enjoy the architecture and people watching.

Thank Tess V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One must take a Canal tour. It goes through the city. One gets an idea of the whole city, its culture and its people. There are buildings, which are tilted like Minar of Pisa.

Thank Vjhajharia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You're able to see the canal with bridges, beautiful old canal houses, some still on double lots with gardens and carriage houses behind them, and you can observe all of the different types of gables on the houses (step, bell, triangle etc).

Thank iminmiamitrick
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The emperor's canal is beutiful and is great just to go up and admire the architecture of all the houses.

Thank Spinksy7
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Many of the canals offer a good photographic location, this one was even more beautiful. Worth a visit.

Thank Paulina Z
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The second and widest of all the canals in the historic city center, the canal has many beautiful and historic buildings along its banks including the twin sisters (identical canal houses). Best visited as part of a canal cruise of Amsterdam.

Thank TAIN2013
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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