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Herengracht

Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #24 of 513 things to do in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Holstebro, Denmark
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236 reviews 236 reviews
42 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Rigth in the center of Amsterdam, 10 minuts from Amsterdam CS walking . Walking along the canal and simply looking at all those fantastik houses, one more spectacular than the next. All well restauratet and telling a lot of history of trading and a rich city. Do take a walk on both sides to make sure you see all the... More 

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Yorkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Walk along the Herengracht early on a Sunday morning and you could be time travelled back to he 18th century. Beautiful architecture.

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Eisenach, Germany
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed on this canal in the near are of Dam, it s quite easy to find major attractions waling along it, the buildings look lovely, perhaps though not so majestic as on Prinsengracht. Anyhow, nice stroll to take.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This canal is where all the industry owners had their properties so the houses are wider than the norm (with gardens apparently at the back).

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Zurich, Switzerland
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I loved to walk around the old town of Amsterdam and just enjoy the old architecture of the great place! A must see for everyone!

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Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Yes, the grachten (Amsterdam's main semi-circular canals) are all magnificent, and the Herengracht is the grand-daddy of them all. But for really interesting discoveries of a shopping, culinary or historical nature, be sure to wander and lose yourself in as many of the little streets between the grachten.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

this is the canal where the rich and want to be famous buit their impressive mansions. At number 502 is the maior's house. Opposite the quant museum of handbags and purses. At the intersection of the Reguliersgracht, you can make fantastic pictures. Enjoy!

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Fuengirola, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was near the Herengracht and had a stroll up and down it. A very pleasant 45 minutes in the early spring sunshine.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

OK for a casual stroll and a beer or koffee wit melk in the cafes and bars that are in the immediate vicinity. Walking in Amsterdam is pleasant due to the flat terrain

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having stayed in a hotel on Herengracht Canal you will enjoy a walk along its banks. A river cruise also comes along this canal and points out many impressive buildings.

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