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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A fabulous way to see the heart of Amsterdam. The Emperor's canal is a fantastic historical glimpse of life and times in Amsterdam. Well worth the money!

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Workington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The architecture along this canal is a great example of the best of Amsterdam. I think this was one of the first canals to be constrcted and is lined with excellent examples of Amsterdam's houses. Like many of the canals, it still has an atmospheric feeling of the history of the city.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lots of service providers to choose from and 3 different cruises to take Red , Blue or green cruise or you could do the lot.

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Downham Market
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the nicest bits of canal in Amsterdam. Enjoyed walking alongside and sitting on a bridge in the sun. Plenty of places to grab food nearby and not too crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The most beautiful canal in my opinion. The area around Anna Frank's house is so beautiful and relaxing. Have a drink and a small plate of tasty food in one of the Cafe's in the area. You dont want to leave...

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A wide canal, well decorated and elegant looking and when seen from a canal boat looks splendid and good for taking photos.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

As luck would have it, I stayed in the Hotel Sebastian, right on the canal. This canal offers some great opportunities for the photo enthusiasts. At night, the lights alson the canal add a nice romantic touch. I also took a canal tour, which gave me an opportunity to see Amsterdam from a different view point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A dream come true for city photography enthusiasts. Also, a boat trip along this channel (and its siblings) is pretty much a must for visitors.

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This area is very nice as are most of the canals, Most bridges are decorated with pretty flowers and the typical bikes and mopeds. This area has a lot of narrow lanes along the side of the canals and are not very busy with cars which makes it nice to explore.

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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