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By foot or by boat, there's a romance to this canal

So my husband and I did the lovers canal cruise that sails along Prisengracht, Brouwergracht and Herengracht. All canals are picturesque and a sunset cruise is a fantastic idea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So my husband and I did the lovers canal cruise that sails along Prisengracht, Brouwergracht and Herengracht. All canals are picturesque and a sunset cruise is a fantastic idea. Herengracht canal is the most chique of all three, but we loved the 1 hour cruise tremendously and would do it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Typical Amsterdam canal, good selection of architecture, best seen from boat, bridge or road, I would recommend all 3.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Go for a stroll, stop and have a coffee and watch the locals ride by on their bikes. The houses were built in the 17th century and it is interesting to spot those that have developed a bit of a lean to one side. On another day get a boat trip and see the houses from the water and listen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

After visiting Venice, these canals are not really anything special. They are main waterways for people and freight to move about. The canal tours cruise up and down but the boats move so slow that is really much slower to take a boat than walk or hop on the bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I find it one of the most beautiful canals in amsterdam, the architecture of the residential houses and the bridges makes it a wonder. Best experienced with a boat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great place to rest and study your maps, have a coffee, and people watch in a VERY Amsterdam setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

OMG this was an accidental find. Staff were amazing friendly and went above and beyond. Only wanted a quick refreshment stop but ended up staying for dinner and so glad we did. Had the set meal of 3 courses and have to say that it was the most delicious meal I have ever had and they even happily obliged to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of the four concentric canals in Amsterdam with typical dutch houses, narrow and tall, with different facades and steps. This and Princengracht are the most elegant. Some houses have been transformed in boutique hotels, some in restaurants or shops but it is still a residential area. A nice hour walking will permit to walk the entire gracht and come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Again amazing so relaxing to just watch the world go by and take in the wonderful suroundings whilst having a coffee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The former Gentlemen's Canal retains its old world elegance. It looks great from a boat, although walking is a good way to go too-as long as you are mindful of the ubiquitous(and sometimes reckless) bicyclists.

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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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