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Prinsengracht

Address: Princesgracht di fronte al 296 | di fronte al 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
Phone Number: 4270750
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Ranked #4 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This place is vibrant, it has everything from beautiful architecture to a bustling ALIVE feeling! I could have stayed here for hours just watching the goings on and taking photos galore. A wonderful place to relax, walk, eat and drink, people watch, shop ......and just stare at this canal with its barges Ah!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Amsterdams Canals are unmistakeable, they are instantly recognizable for their cobbled streets, bridges, cyclists reading their emails on their smart phones, and tall narrow brick houses with gables and hoists on the roovez. Wander around, stop in a bar or coffee shot and enjoy people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely to walk along the canals of Amsterdam. Def worth a stroll. There's tons of activities, shops and restaurants to see. Pleasant just to walk along.

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Weilheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was great to feel the typical athmosphere at the Prinsen Gracht. I think that the specificity of Amsterdam, comparable with the canals of Venice. And everywhere you can feel the urban life, a town full with young people, students and young families and all by bycicle, great!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a very romantic 4 night stay at an apartment on the street. we enjoyed our long night walks by the canal. As a cherry on top, the street has a very romantic dim lighting and great architecture for your eyes. So do bring your cameras along! A must visit! Almost a Venice feel!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

While we did not think this was *the* canal to see in Amsterdam, it is certainly in the top three. It's such a nice area for a leisurely walk, where you can admire the lovely architecture of the canal houses, varying styles of houseboats, and overall people watch. Many eateries line the canal so you can stop for a bite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Princes canal is a waterway through old Amsterdam. Lots of beautiful of buildings and bridges to see if you are on foot or bike or on a canal tour boat. You will be bound to pass here if you are in the city for a couple of days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

One of the major canals flanked by unique architecture and equally unique shops/cafe's. Bring your camera and enjoy a slow walk.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Love this canal, just like the other 2 major canals of amsterdam. What makes it really nice is the fact that there more restaurants and cafes located on the strecth of the canal. Also, it borders the bohemian Jordaan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I heard a lot about Amsterdam, city of Canal. Prinsengracht is the best place to enjoy the stroll by the side of canals. We enjoyed old buildings, shops all across the canal. It is one of the happening place in Amsterdam. But I found Venice is good city of canal in the day whereas Prinsengracht comes to life in the... More 

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