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Herengracht

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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one of the best canals in terms of gorgeous buildings

take time for a stroll on this elegant refined canal with some of the best buildings in amsterdam . also some nice shops and cafes

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

take time for a stroll on this elegant refined canal with some of the best buildings in amsterdam . also some nice shops and cafes

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Near to the top of Herengracht, toward Central Station, lies a very sweet side street 'Herenstraat'. Here you will you find a scattering of independent quality shops offering everything from Asian Art, leather goods, clothes but above all, no less than FOUR superb little restaurants. They say 'healthy competition' is a good thing, hence this maintains the high standards offered... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Walk, run, or people watch. Great outdoor space. A short walk from liedsplein. You pass by it on bus 197 to and from airport. Lots of hotels nearby. Lots of people.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This a a beautiful quiet part of Amsterdam, especially near the Bowersgraht. But also close to many restruants and bars

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We took in most of this area on a canal trip as well as walking a lot of it. The old merchant houses all have their own stories.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a lovely area to walk in and cruise in. We went on the Hop on and of cruise boats. It was a quiet time of year and it wasn't too crowded or noisy. Lovely architecture and good informative commentary if you go on the boats.

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Kuranda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Eating fresh herrings on bridge overlooking Herengracht and purchasing flowers . Did not appreciate tourist laden boats with boom boxes traversing the water ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Beautiful area to have a wander around! Many of the footpaths beside the canals have no barrier, be careful not to get too close to the edge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When in Amsterdam what do you do? You see canals!! This area is very picturesque with beautiful homes and trees on both sides of the canal. Make sure as to not fall in after a few drinks!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Herengracht is so central - just five minutes' walk from the central square, Rembrandtplein, and five minutes in the other direction to the Rijksmuseum - yet it is so peaceful and calm, so beautiful, lined with mediaeval houses and dotted with picturesque bridges.....take a walk along the banks of the canal - but watch out for the cycles and the... More 

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