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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 days ago via mobile

Like the other two big canals, this is one of the main arteries of the city. It’s beautiful to see and to make photos. A lot of canal boats that are used for living make a walk alongside the canal a must do.

Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed 1 week ago

walking near the Keizergracht is part of the side seing walking tour. good opportunity to understand better the liberal nature of the city and the citizens, a must see

Thank Dimitar G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Keizersgracht is part of the famous "Grachtengordel" (Canal Belt) of Amsterdam. Along this canal many heritage mansions can be admired. Buying one of those mansions is expensive beyond dreams, so they are mostly prestigeous offices or maybe the headquarters of a large political party.

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keizersgracht is one of 3 grand canals in Amsterdam's canal district (the others are Herren and Signal). All of these are lined with magnificent canal houses that in the past and now house Amsterdam's wealthy citizens. The side streets that connect these three canals are...More

Thank Maninasuitcase_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oozing with charm, this is another standout canal lined with delightful traditional houses. Plenty of cafe and coffee shops to stop and enjoy the wonder of this place. Include on your downtown wanderings. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Keizersgracht is one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam and certainly one of the most popular. Named in honour of Emperor Maximilian of Austria work began on this canal 1612 and is Amsterdams widest canal at 31 metres. Like Herengracht and De Duif this...More

1  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tram 1, 2 and 5 passes this place or you can walk from Central Station. It's not that far. A nice leafy neighbourhood. Some people actually live in boathouses.

1  Thank AzlanFirman
Reviewed 9 January 2018

An interesting night cruise at this canal . Beautiful house by the canal with lights beautifully decorated . Good information given during the cruise

1  Thank wazaruha
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We visited here on the HOHO canal boat trip as well as the walking tour. Named after Emperor Maximilian of Austria, the Emperor’s Canal is the middle one of the three main canals in Amsterdam. The surrounding areas is worth exploring which you will certainly...More

1  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

One of many must see canals in the city. If you’re wandering, you won’t be able to miss it! But definitely take special attention to see it (and the other major canals). They’re all breathtaking! Plenty of coffee shops and restaurants nearby to take in...More

1  Thank Cara C
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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