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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Lots of history

Viewed from a cruise along with all the others! Lots of architecture and if you're on a boat hopefully you get the commentary about this. If not - The Emperor’s Canal is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Viewed from a cruise along with all the others! Lots of architecture and if you're on a boat hopefully you get the commentary about this. If not - The Emperor’s Canal is the middle one of the three main canals in Amsterdam. It was named after Emperor Maximilian of Austria. It is 31 meters wide, the widest canal in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Another of the canals, perhaps not as royal as expected but none the less beautiful arhitecture, lots of historical buildings, with beautiful decorations on Crhistmas Days. Many chic restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spent a day cruising the canals. How awesome was this is. Went along emperor canal and learned all about the history and why they had the names they had.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

enjoy the section east of the Leidsestraat to see the 17th century's mansions. and bring a visit to the van Loon museum at number 672

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took a canal trip in Amsterdam but it wasnt as exciting as we expected it to be. The canals were very beautiful but after a point, it seemed all the same and we started to chat rather than excitedly look outside the boat

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you like museums and places of interest the best thing to do is to buy an Amsterdam pass which you can get for 1, 2 or 3 days. We bought the two day pass which is activated at your first venue and then lasts 48 hours. You get free admission to a load of attractions and free transport within... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have stayed on Keizersgracht on previous visits and have walked the three canals to Jordaan or to Spui or to Amstel and this is the most diverse and interesting canal, and the most beautiful. One can stop anywhere on Keizersgracht and get a quintessential view of what Amsterdam is all about.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's just nice to walk along and explore shops and cafes off the side streets. Even in bad weather we enjoyed the stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Another of the main canals with nice streets. Good place for walking and biking to check out the shops and restaurants. Much more peaceful here than the center of town. You will find a lot more local places here rather than all the tourist places in the center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the best things about amsterdam , especially the emperor's canal in Keizersgracht. Just walking along this canal with beautiful backdrop and enjoying the views is amazing. There are also boat tours available to take or just relax by the cafes by the canal to enjoy a beautiful day by the canal.

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