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“A pleasant walk”
Review of De Duif

De Duif
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US$129.32*
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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 515 things to do in Amsterdam
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Owner description: Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.
london
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“A pleasant walk”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

A wide canal bilt to keep out the workers in the Jordaan, rather ironic now as this is one of the smartest areas in town. some good restaurants and a very pleasant walk up towards the Western Islands.

Visited March 2012
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“The one gracht (canal) you don't want to miss.”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

The Prinsengracht, or Prince's Canal, is in my opinion the one canal you don't want to miss. A walk along the entire canal is basically the best way to see the history of the city. The Northern stretch especially, where you will find the Westkerk (west church), the Anne Franke Huis, Cafe t'Smalle and Spanger Van Twist, further Up North the Noordkerk (North Church) and cafe Pappeneiland. Look at all the house front tops, or "Gables" to see the classic Amsterdam architecture. Just one of the most wonderful places on the planet.

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Naas, Ireland
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“nice are”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Prinsengracht is the picture postcard image that you have of Amsterdam and it is a quiet away from the hustle and bustle

Visited March 2012
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“The weekend 3 days in amterdam”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The Hotel is nice, many steeps but for young people ok, the first day a room to the front a little noise, the guy from reception changed me the day after to a quite room, breakfast nice.

The canales ( river ) a little dirty, streets where are the night life, bares , retaurants , are dirty, with papers, bottles etc.
The City Hall Chief can be better to changed and clean that.
There are many touristic in the town.
Many Bycicles in the town, that is nice.

Visited March 2012
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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“Picturesque, Quiet(er), Lovely Walking”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

So the Prinsengracht is one of the main canals in Amsterdam, and if you start your walk just west of the Centraal Station it's the fourth canal you come to - on the outside of the "ring" as it were - Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht, then Prinsengracht (gracht=canal). You'll walk south away from the station and eventually curve around east - it's a long walk! On the way, enjoy the shops, the cafes, bars and restaurants. You'll pass the outer edge of the Nine Streets shopping district - do some exploring and check out, for example, De Kaaskamer on Runstraat (I think the best cheese shop in Amsterdam.). If you're into the coffeehouse scene, do stop at La Tertulia for a smoke - very friendly, welcoming, pretty and relaxed. If you keep going you'll come to Leidsestraat and can take a short detour south to Leidseplein, or keep on truckin' to Museumbrug and take that to the Rijksmuseum. Tired? Catch the tram or a canal boat to take you back near Centraal Station. One of my favorite walks anywhere.

Visited October 2011
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