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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #12 of 306 Attractions in Amsterdam
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northern ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without the canal cruise. Various on offer. We took the Gray from across from Centraal Station. You can get discounts so look for brochures and discount shops. Headphones on the boat give you translation in 14 languages

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Welkom, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I loved all the bridges over the canal and on every bridge there is bicycles parked. Never seen so many bicycles in my life. The iron work on the railings are also very special.

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Ellington, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Amsterdam is such a beautiful city and this canal is stunning. The area is so clean and I feel like they take real pride in there city unlike so many other places!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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238 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Of the three big canals this rates as number 2. But you can stroll along the canal and take in traditional Amsterdam with lovely buildings and of course the canal with canal boats

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Monterey, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I lived on Keizersgracht in a beautiful updated canal house for a year. In my opinion it is the best of the canals within the historic district. Lovely and I miss it like crazy.

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Shanghai
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Romantic and cute with old buildings and boats. True Amsterdam-like with flower-adorned bridges. You can stroll along this area for a while.

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Ridgetown
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340 reviews 340 reviews
216 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A canal cruise is a great way to see Amsterdam and virtually all go down the Emperor's Canal. A cruise down this canal is scenic, interesting and peaceful.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As the title says, I can think of few places I've been in the world that are as nice to walk along as the canals in Amsterdam. Some of my best memories of traveling are hanging my feet over the edge of the canal and talking with friends.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was a very peaceful place to visit. The best thing about visiting the Dam is you can walk/ride everywhere as it's small and convenient. We rode our bikes along the canal and just appreciated our surroundings. I found it to be pleasant, peaceful and picturesque.

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Greece
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41 reviews 41 reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great for strolling along, casually looking at the buildings, the boats, the people. Mesmerizing during dusk, when the lights turn on. Can be crowded.

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