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Address: Princesgracht di fronte al 296 | di fronte al 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Description: Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major...
Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.
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Beautiful area to stay in. We were lucky to be advised by someone familiar with Amsterdam to look for a place to stay in Jordan. We found one through trip advisor and have had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed strolling on the banks of this canal as well as cruising in the canal. The architecture is marvelous and the atmosphere is so peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area to stay in. We were lucky to be advised by someone familiar with Amsterdam to look for a place to stay in Jordan. We found one through trip advisor and have had a wonderful stay. It is a great area and there are loads of cafes all a little different. A great range of museums are along this... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We walked up and down the canal several times, as well as crossed over it. It is quite scenic with lovely architecture. We also road on a boat down the canal and it is a lovely way to experience the city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the 3 major canals (Heren-, Keizers- and Prinsengracht). The plan for these canals has been started from 1613 onwards, when the mayor (Mr Oetgens) and the city-carpenter (Mr Staets) developed the first city-plan in the world. Houses are more narrow than along Heren- and Keizersgracht (compare resp. 532 at Heren-, 753 at Keizers-, and 1131 houses at Prinsengracht).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great to walk or bike. Plenty of shops, restaurants, etc. Good people watching, water gazing, fun to be had. I used it on my daily commutes around the city. You might even find yourself listening to a musician on a boat as we did.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

At the 22nd of August we specially went to Amsterdam for the grachtenfestival. http://www.grachtenfestival.nl Each year it's presented on the Prinsengracht. Its free and it's very popular. The most amazing thing about the festival but also the Prinsengracht,is that the people sing a long on a song which tells the story about the grachten of Amsterdam: the lyrics are: Aan... More 

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the Girdle canals that semi circles Amsterdam east to west. Calm and serene, this canal boasts the West church, Anne Frank house and the canal barge museum. Lots of nicer restaurants here matching the nicer neighborhood. The Jordaan neighborhood is adjacent to the Prinsengracht canal. Well worth an aimless stroll. See how the real Amsterdamers live and dine... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

beautiful houses on bth sides of the canal. The Prinsengracht is the canal furthest away from the center.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely Canal - we found ourselves gravitating to this area of the city. Beautiful architecture, nice cafes - lovely part of Amsterdam

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Prinsengracht is one of the main semi-circular canals in Amsterdam. We stayed in an apartment on the Prinsengracht, just 20 minutes walk from Centraal station. It's a great place for a walk or a cycle, with tons of small cafes, bars and restaurants all with great beer and food. The canal itself is of course free - but you'll find... More 

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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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