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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 2 days ago

It is just like you imagine when you think of the Netherlands. Once in a while you'll see something unusual like the one-man band in a boat playing to the crowd. It is fun to find you can't get from A to Z easily due...More

Thank kkeuty
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the large canals in Amsterdam. Great architecture. Lots to see. Variety of houseboats and canal traffic.

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful wonderful Amsterdam canal. I loved most and this was no exception It is among the beautiful not anything particularly special to view considering all of the canals you get to enjoy while in Amsterdam

Thank myworldexperiences
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was very close by. This is a lovely area to shop, have a drink and walk around. Be mindful of the bicycles. i would have loved a canal tour but we couldn't fit one in.

Thank elizmc2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get off at the Keizersgracht tram station and walk one minute to Damkring coffee shop. You will love the atmosphere at this historic, iconic coffee shop.

Thank Ilan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

To see the canals closely we took a boat tour which took long enough to see best of Amsterdam. It was a great experience to see canal, houses and bridges. You can listen the history of canals and houses from 19th century in the boat...More

Thank RevPar11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see on this canal as it starts in the area known as "Hermitage", where warehouses were converted to housing but original bridges have been left in place, right through beautiful buildings now like mansion houses and expensive hotels till you...More

1  Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly lovely canal to wander along especially on your last day when the clouds have lifted. Supposed to be the widest it is graced with some fabulous canal houses and warehouses.

Thank david n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the of the three canals that form three semi-circle, one inside the other. Although this Canal has a title "Emperor's Canal, it is interesting that this is not the most elegant of the three canals, but this is romantic and fantastic...More

Thank Fede A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sailed up here on a canal cruise which is an essential thing to do to really appreciate the canals. It is good to walk alongside them but a boat trip is the best way to appreciate them.

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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