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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #11 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

In researching for our trip (there were 4 of us), we wanted to have the chance to explore the canals. At first, I tried to find a chartered small yacht, but there was nothing obvious. But thru Trip Advisor, we wound up booking a very nice electric powered self-captained boat, much nicer than others we saw, seating maybe 6 to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Simply enjoyed the scenery . Relaxing and not overcrowded. We were very lucky with the weather and this was my wife's first time in Amsterdam . we will be back

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

you can't miss the west part of the city, there you have the Jordaan and the 3 most important canals, which are on the UNESCO Heritage List. emperor's canal is one of them and if you ask me this is one of the most beautiful and perfect places for a walk or even a canal cruise

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Eagle Mountain, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice experience. Nothing fancy but it made getting to know Amsterdam easy. You could begin exploring areas along the canals and decide which you wanted to visit first.

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Atmospheric canal/street lined with Amsterdam postcard houses. Another nice place to stroll and watch what's going on.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The canal system is beautiful and very handy for tourists. The houses along the canal are so beautiful especially they look very beautiful in late evenings... Exquisite...

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A fabulous way to see the heart of Amsterdam. The Emperor's canal is a fantastic historical glimpse of life and times in Amsterdam. Well worth the money!

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Workington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The architecture along this canal is a great example of the best of Amsterdam. I think this was one of the first canals to be constrcted and is lined with excellent examples of Amsterdam's houses. Like many of the canals, it still has an atmospheric feeling of the history of the city.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lots of service providers to choose from and 3 different cruises to take Red , Blue or green cruise or you could do the lot.

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Downham Market
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the nicest bits of canal in Amsterdam. Enjoyed walking alongside and sitting on a bridge in the sun. Plenty of places to grab food nearby and not too crowded.

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