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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #44 of 288 Activities in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water, Performances
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Type: Bodies of Water, Performances
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area, gorgeous properties with simple beautiful views wherever you looked. I loved the canal in the evenings when the bridges are lit up and it emphasises the structure of the tiny bridges. This location is excellent for access on foot to the whole of the Dam !! Go and enjoy

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is one of the special canals that must be visited while in Amsterdam. It will give you a taste of the culture and making of the city. We visited it both by foot and by boat. The others in my group were not ready to do it by bike, but I would highly recommend it

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

When in Amsterdam, you must walk. Walking by the canals (especially in the city center) is a very pleasurable experience. The Emperor's canal by Keizersgracht takes this a step further. With a really picturesque canal cruise, once can enjoy Amsterdam in a relaxed and distinctive way. The cruise is pricey however.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The canals in Amsterdam are picturesque and, luckily for us in October, it did not rain. Walking along this route means that you can take in much more of the surroundings, but perhaps next time, a river cruise is the way to go.

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Glad we took canal ride to see attractions from the water as well as all the "boat houses." A great experience while you are in Amsterdam.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My husband and enjoyed the canal cruse the day before but today we decided to do it by foot and take our time, it was a pleasant walk, it is a busy canal, we saw a lots of boats and house boat along the way,some of the house boats had pots with plants and flowers

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Yes, it might be one of many but in autumn evening light it seduced me. Absolutely amazing photo spots and great walk surrounded by locals. You will probably get lost, we did more than once, but you will find many road signs and you can always ask locals, they all speak english and are glad to help. Take a boat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Canals are a part of Amsterdam and it was nice to walk around them! In 2006 when visiting with a friend in the winter ... it was almost eery to walk around the canals on some winding streets ... this one was where we stopped to take a pic. Overall the canals make the city what it is and add... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Best way to enjoy Amsterdam is visit through Canals ... Visited the canals and had a great time .. The boat passed through all small and big canals .. Had fun

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lancashire lass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

we booked a 1hour 15minute city cruse to see Amsterdam from the water, it was money well spent, it's a must.

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