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Address: Lijnbaansgracht and Singel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The end beats the beginning

Brouwersgracht starts at Het Singel. Walk the canal to the end for a wonderful view of the store houses, now apartment buildings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Mick B
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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169 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Brouwersgracht starts at Het Singel. Walk the canal to the end for a wonderful view of the store houses, now apartment buildings.

Thank Mick B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Beautiful area of the city to take a walk around. Away from the busy areas like dam square. Nice restaurants for lunch etc.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Another beautiful neighborhood on the canal. There is a major dock station for on /off canal boat passengers for visiting the area. Cafes, restaurants and some attractions are in this area. Great area for strolling and just walking around sightseeing. Outdoor cafes for some people watching and photo taking.

Thank Tony C
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

At the end of Brouwersgracht where it intersects with Marnixkade there are several seats. On a nice sunny afternoon there is nothing more enjoyable than to take a bottle of wine and sit sipping while watching the procession of canal boats going by. It is amazing how many people can fit in some of those boats but they seem to... More 

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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

this is a pleasant area to stroll and enjoy the canals and sights of Amsterdam. Be sure to look up and observe the canal buildings/homes that are above the street level. Highly recommend strolling through this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lined with a variety of houseboats this is a beautiful canal. Tree lined, with some interesting architecture, this is a more residential area and definitely worth a stroll. Watch out for the bikes, particularly around the bridges!

Thank James P
Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is all about the colourful buildings and beautiful house boats Its wonderful to walk along this canal A place You fall easy in love with and You easy fall in love. One of the most popular canals for its beauty

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

One of the most famous canals in Amsterdam, it connects the Singel and Singelgracht. Home to many beautiful canal houses, don't miss photographing the beautiful window shutters on canal houses 188-196.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Take some time to get away from the business of the red light district and other canals near the tourist attractions in Amsterdam and go to the Brouwersgracht for lunch. It offers some of the best views in the city and is much less crowded than some of the other canals. It is a mostly residential area but is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There are many picturesque tree-lined canals in A'dam, but this one stands out, maybe because of the historic old homes that line the canal, maybe for how close it is to the Centraal Station, or maybe due to the proliferation of restaurants in the area. It can be very entertaining to plant yourself aside this canal and just watch the... 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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