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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #12 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Tucked away between the Herengracht and Prinsengracht, the Keizersgracht canal is certainly one of my favorite canals. Strolling down the tranquil, tree lined streets lining either side lets you experience Amsterdam like a true Dutch local. The sunlight streams through the tree tops while glowing softly on the quaint Dutch homes nestled together on either side. Cafes and small restaurants... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is another tour you can't miss. It was fun and a great way to see the architecture of the buidings and life style of the Dutch people. If possible, go at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We walked along the canals, it was December so it was cool weather but its very tranquil and the scenery is lovely.

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

is the second and widest of the three major canals in the city centre of Amsterdam, in between Herengracht and Prinsengracht. It is named after Maximilian I.

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Take a canal boat tour. It is a great way to see Amsterdam's past wealth displayed in amazing houses, restaurants and shops. Varied architectural styles. Lots of colorful flowers in baskets, poles and planters al around. Made for great photo opportunities. Interesting history of the barge boat homes (post-WW II) along the canals. Some well kept and interesting, others not... More

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Mestre, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The hotel was located on Keizersgracht, so I had a good view on it: it is a typical foreshortening of the city, which represents the particular layout of Amsterdam. The city center spreads to the outskirts through a series of concentric circles of alternating streets, buildings and channels. One of these is the Keizersgracht, which is definitely worth of a... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You can walk around and if you want you can sit down for a coffe waching the boats passing by.Its only 10 minutes walk from Dam.There are many old houses and at the small streets shops restaurants and cafes.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

to wander along admiring everyting and stopping for a beer or two on the way a much nice way to get to anywhere than the Damrak

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed on the Keizergracht at the Toren. The area is really beautiful and relatively quiet. This is the outer canal and I would recommend staying along it if you prefer quiet.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We did a boat trip that took us round the emperor's canal and it was really interesting to learn about how the canal's where built and how they where used.

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