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Herengracht

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A wonderful place

It was in our way from flower market to the museums area , it is wonderful view over the bridge that is decorated with colorful flowers in the corners with the boats passing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was in our way from flower market to the museums area , it is wonderful view over the bridge that is decorated with colorful flowers in the corners with the boats passing inside it , we took a lot of nice photos and we enjoyed the view so much , it is realy beautiful

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Again very different building and streets to look at. So using your eyes to look up and down is a bonus. To be able to see the bridges and canals is worth a visit.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Herengracht has some of the largest and most elegant of the canal houses (homeowners in the old days were taxed based on the width of their houses, which is why there are so many narrow, tall houses in Amsterdam). Many of the canal boat tours spend time on the Herengracht; it's a great way to see it.

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cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Hotel was on the Herengracht and we walked it everyday. It is a beautiful canal with lots of additional bridges and canals to explore.

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Edegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The "Herengracht" is supposed to be the most beautiful of all the "grachten" of Amsterdam. Indeed you can spot here some beautiful mansions. The "Gouden Bocht ("Golden Bend") between Leidsestraat and Vijzelstraat, is the most prestigious part of this "gracht".

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Plano, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful canal in the old area of Amsterdam. Lots of lovely residential and commercial establishments nearby.

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was really disappointed when I went to have drinks at the bar at De Hernengracht. According to Dutch law, restaurants and bars are now non-smoking. Yet customers were smoking at De Herengracht and the staff was providing them with ashtrays. This to my knowledge, is against the current Dutch non-smoking law. When I pointed it out to the staff, I... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

this is also an area you must explore beeing in Amsterdam , it gives you so much back , just enjoy and experience the life og amsterdam

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It is considered to be one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam. It is still very important as it serves the purpose of commercial communication through the canal, tourist rides, etc. From the 17th century the area was used for settlement by the rich, the wealthy and the most important people of Amsterdam. The settlement here is still considered as... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was so prety walking this canals. All the canals of Amsterdam, but especially this one. The houses by the side ar e so pretty and elegant.

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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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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