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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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US$26.00*
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Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off
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Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Pass including Hermitage Museum Admission
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Private Amsterdam Canal Boat Cruise Including Bites & Drinks

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Amazing promenade

The promenade was amaing, beside the river and beautiful houses along the canal. All this amazing view was even better during the Light Festival of Amsterdam

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The promenade was amaing, beside the river and beautiful houses along the canal. All this amazing view was even better during the Light Festival of Amsterdam

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the widest canal with many beautiful buildings around it and constant traffic of boats on it. Taking a boat ride is a lovely way to get to see the city but walking along it is great too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking the streets around the canals made for great discoveries of small little shops. Later on the boat cruise you saw them from a different angle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amsterdam already has a wide variety of canals but the Emperor's is very impressive with lots of photo opportunities. Go for a walk along its length to get an idea about just how impressive it is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a canal cruise is a good way to see Amsterdam. We saw the city from the water and were endlessly awed by the sights. This particular canal is not only impressive for its width and size, it allows you to see the homes and workplaces of world famous historical figures who were a presence on its banks. These individuals... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the middle canal of the 3 that everyone knows. As such its not the fanciest and not the "poorest". Its nice strolling along it and enjoying the large houses and the boats coming by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is absolutely a must see of Amsterdam. The canal has its history, charm and colors of reflection. I took a boat trip and travel on this canal is a very nice experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and very long canal, very nice for a walk to discover the area, also very clean and well mantened

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from here is absolutely stunning! everyone who visits Amsterdam must visit!! there is nothing like a stroll with a view like this!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the canal cruise and got to see so much more of Amsterdam this way, the architecture of the buildings was superb.

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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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