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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #9 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
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Cheshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very romantic in the evening with the lights on and sipping a glass of wine on a boat. Perfect for summer nights.

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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Another great area to drift around and people watch. The houses around here are pretty and seem like gingerbread houses. It's very nice and seems to capture the essence of old Amsterdam. Worth a stroll up.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Don't let the fact that "tourists" take the canal boat ride. It is really interesting and you get the flavor of how -Amsterdam came about and prospered. Walk along the canal looking for the less extensive tour. They all go to the same sights and have basically the same commentary. Some are nearly half as much, so save some €... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Shortly you can learn about Amsterdam historical . Building ages. Chanale sizes. ...... ........ .........

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our hotel was located on this canal. It's quiet (at least the western end) and beautiful. Each building is more impressive than the last. Stroll a few blocks (at least) to savor the old beauty of Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

just walk along the canal and enjoy the setting and the houses. take time to look at details of some houses

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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

While in Amsterdam, you must do the "hop on, hop off" canal tours! A lot of fun and a great way to enjoy the canals and the history along the way

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