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Herengracht

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #10 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Home to all the wealthy merchants of Amsterdam at one time, now a lot of embassy are located there. very nice residences with double staircases which is rarely seen elsewhere in Amsterdam

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Along with Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht, these principal canals show Amsterdam at its finest. Beautiful, charming and with much architectural interest.

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Durrington, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is such a lovely area - fantastic architecture that is so typical of this beautiful city. You want to sit a little and walk a little and have a drink or lunch in one of the many eateries. Take your time and take it all in. Then go shopping...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Perfect place to stroll and have coffee along the canals. Different time of day you will see different colors of the canal. Do take the canal cruise for an overall cruise tour. Need not say, this is a must. Same goes for all the canals!

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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

All grachts are beautiful, border the centrum, this one is used also for canal cruises and for me was special, because our hotel was situated here.

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Spain
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

this is one of the best canal site in amsterdam, very long surrounded to amsterdam, love to walk around this canal site. centrally located.

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Jerusalem
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Herengracht (Canal of the Overlords) boasts the unique architecture of the Dutch Golden Age. The facades of the houses have distinctive shapes. The street that runs on both sides of the canal is narrow, making it difficult for a car to pass a bicycle. Try to get an invitation to see one of the not modernized house from inside.... More

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed in an apartment in a canal house along Herengracht and loved the neighborhood, the canal scenes, the nearby activity.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As pretty as most of the canals in Amsterdam and everything one could wish to see lies nearby either side of it.

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Lake Grove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stayed at a B&B on the Herengracht canal. It is a beautiful canal and a perfect location to see the sights. We walked from the train station and were around the corner from the Anne Frank house. We could walk to Dam Square. We did walk to the Rijks Museum but took the tram back to Dam Square.

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