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Prinsengracht

Princesgracht di fronte al 296 | di fronte al 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #4 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Shopping
Description: Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.
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Washington, DC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We stayed at a hotel on Prinsengracht a half block south of the Ann Frank House. Very picturesque. Took a canal boat ride to really see the area---best way to see the canals. We saw one old house that was leaning a bit---tilting at windmills, I suppose.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite canal in Amsterdam. walking all the way from Anne Frank's house down and around to the Amstel river. There are lots of riverside cafes along the canal where you can enjoy a quiet drink or snack. Absolutely lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to see the tall and narrow buildings that are so common in Amsterdam. We were fortunate to have very nice weather during our visit.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very scenic, lovely houses and beautiful canal Enjoy a coffee next to the gracht and watch the boates pass by

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

you can walk or ride a bike by the princegracht,nice to see cool shops, arcitecture, there are many restaurants, coffe shops for dining or having lunch with locals

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Marco Island, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very long walk along the canal, short walk to floating tulip market, great cafes, Reichsmuseum and Bols experience. Ann Frank house almost next door but long queues so advance booking is important.

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Tromso, Norway
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

One of the three main canals, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city.

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We walked along Prinsengracht, Keizergracht and Herengracht a couple days ago. Very pretty canals with lots of photo ops. Nice shops and cafes. My teenage girls were ecstatic to find the bench from the key scene in "The Fault in the Stars" movie and I was thrilled to locate a few spots were Ocean's 12 scenes were filmed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at the Pulitzer Hotel on this canal, and it was a delight to be able to get out in the mornings and walk along its sidewalks and bridges.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When weather is good one can spend days on the canals, strolling shopping and sipping a drink watching boats pass by. Check out the 'negen straatjes' area between singel and prinsengracht which is full of trendy boutiques. Enjoy!

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