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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #10 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Canal boats offer a relaxed alternative to exploring Amsterdam. We had spent 2 days walking everywhere (which is great for looking at shops, museums etc) however had tired feet by day 3 and still a lot to see. Chose a day pass for the canal boat (€22 per person) but able to hop on and off anywhere on that company's... More

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Port Macquarie
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Most cruise operators take you through the canal system. Emperors is the widest. A lot of landmarks on this canal. Well worth a trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The canal is so nice. With the bicycle and boat parking make your photo more nice. But sometime you must be careful with a guy that ask you to take his photo but in the other place. You must reject him. Because while he bring you to the spot that he wanna take photo, there is his gank will rob... More

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Swansea
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of many beautiful canals around Amsterdam. I highly recommend taking a boat trip, or hiring a pedal boat like we did, or even a powered boat, and exploring all the canals for half a day. It's a lovely place, and there are lots of quirky floating houses in many places that you can only appreciate from the water.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

love the canal, and all its little boats passing by nice to walk by. the tours by the canal are very good too

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Cornelio Procopio, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The scenery of the whole location is beautiful, and now it is clean, without things painted on the bricks of the bridge. Loved it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If one is in Amsterdam, one cannot experience the city well without having taken a canal tour. The views and commentary by the guides are not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you stay around this area you benefit from the seclusion but are within a 20 minute walk or short tram ride from all that Amsterdam has to offer. When I go back this will be the first area I look at....also purchase the I Amsterdam card or tram card to truly benefit from all the city has to offer.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had the opportunity to go down the canal. To see the houseboats and color of this canal is spectacular. Excellent place to visit just for the sheer splendor of it. One of the best attractions in Amsterdam.

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READING
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This canal is so beautiful - we experienced this canal at both day and night time and it was beautiful both times.

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