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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Lijnbaansgracht and Singel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Spent 5 days visiting in this area and it is an attractive, interesting place. The canal is interesting with many house boats etc. The buildings on either side of the canal are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Spent 5 days visiting in this area and it is an attractive, interesting place. The canal is interesting with many house boats etc. The buildings on either side of the canal are beautiful. There are a several bars and shops along the street. There was a great market on Sunday morning starting at the junction of Brouwersgracht and Palmstraat.

Thank Oilcanman
Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This area is a great place to walk. The views are amazing. The bridges are cool. The canals and the houses lining them are very unique to things that I have ever seen. It's a great place.

Thank LostALot22
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Brouwersgracht (Brewers Canal) is a canal that connects the outer Single Canal with inner Singlegracht, forming the northwest boundary of the Canal Ring and the Jordan district of the city. The canal reputedly takes its name from breweries that lined this particular canal during the sixteenth and sevententh centuries. We visited Brouwersgracht between Prinsengracht and Herengracht recently, finding the area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Its located between the Prinsengracht and the canal of Brouwersgracht which makes it to have the one of the beautiful canal view in Amsterdam. Its not so touristy and very peace and calm neighborhood for a good walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

There is a supermarket close by however in the Saturday there is a market - we would definitely recommend. The area gets busy during the day and at night and can be noisy so if you're an early sleeper, I wouldn't suggest staying around here however, the mornings are quiet and watching the area come to life throughout the AM... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Not so touristy more locals.Slower pace and some nice architecture to see.Market on Monday .Relaxed atmosphere

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

de Corner of the Brouwersgracht and Prinsengracht is one of the best views of the Amsterdam Canals, it really gives a good idea on how it was in the old days and the living proof that the city in still very much alive !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is really what people think of when they think of Amsterdam--the tree-lined canals, houseboats, narrow canal-side lanes. Perfect for strolling and looking at the different styles of canal houses.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This canal goes from roughly the Singel near Central Station to Westerpark side. Most of the time tourists don't do this canal, I really like this one, especially by bike. Or walking with friends and a coffee to go. Lots of nice cafes in this route and great sightseeing of the original "grachtenpanden".

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Lovely area in Jordaan. It's a great place for a stroll with lots to do along the way. Well worth a visit.

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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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