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Singel - Amsterdam's First Canal (Moat in Middle Ages)

The Singel canal was originally a moat that surrounded the city in the middle ages. It takes about 2-3 hours to walk the entire canal and it has great restaurants and shops along... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Singel canal was originally a moat that surrounded the city in the middle ages. It takes about 2-3 hours to walk the entire canal and it has great restaurants and shops along the canal. Be sure to try Greenwoods located near the top of the Canal (West-side) near central station.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for a walk, and get very beautiful and picturesquely photos. You´ll love to spend some time in a place like that. Very Amsterdam thing.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another strange place to review, it is just a short piece of street were you do find all the boats selling flower bulbs. You can not miss it since it is in the middle of the city centre at the "Munt" and accessed by miscell ways of public transport. If you like flowers, have a visit, it does not take... More 

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Thank Rene K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed along the canal during our summer holiday, close to everything yet out of the fray of the busiest parts and noise

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the area for 5 days and found it good for walking to most of the city's attractions. Plenty of bars and shops close by.

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Thank BIG N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sweeping inner canal. Great choice or restaurants and bars on the canal or close by. See our other reviews.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Walk was pleasant in spite of cold weather and flood of people going in all directions. The main attractions are Flower Market and Red Lights District, of course.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Our hotel was located on Singel which is very central. It was wonderful to walk around. The Christmas lights on the trees along the canal made it look very festive. This a very pleasant neighbourhood.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This innermost canal was originally the city's defense ring. There are some magnificent patrician houses along either side.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice area that circle central dam. Beautiful canal views, slow paced stroll with cafes, restaurants, the lot. Nice to spend the afternoon away.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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