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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #12 of 264 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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nyk
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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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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Like parallel Canal streets like Singel and Herehgracht, Keisersgracht rings the old part of the city and following it can take you to most of the sights of the city. The streets are perfectly preserved rows of 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century houses where people still live and work. You can often see people in their kitchens in the... More 

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Sunderland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just loved the strolling, the high buildings, the people, the bars. From the central area, just head out on one of the "spokes" that intersect the five canals, meander at will, have a drink and a snack; head for Leidseplein and have fun.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A little over an hour this boat cruise is spacious and goes all the way around most canals with personal commentary! Highly recommend! I think the tickets were only € 10 in conjunction with the City Sightseeing 24hrs ticket. However it is not a hop off hop on tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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