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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #11 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely area of Amsterdam to walk in the spring sunshine. Really interesting selection of bars, cafés & restaurants in the area. Sat outside a cafe in the sunshine people watching.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Keizersgracht is one of the canal ring canals in between the Herengracht and Prinsengracht. It's a great, long walk around Amsterdam from the north west to the east, filled with lovely bridges and stunning canal houses. You'll walk through the Jordaan, pass north of Leidseplein and south of the flower market, cruise by the Golden Bend and end up... More

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Horley, Surrey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Keizersgracht is a great place to stay and to wander around. It is within walking distance of many of the main sights but has the advantage of being quiet. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

one of the best three canals of Amsterdam with Herehnsgracht and Prisengracht. beautiful architecture.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A boat trip is the best way to see Amsterdam if you are just there for a weekend. It takes about 75 mins and I would recommend the Blue Boat Cruise. All the canals were great and the commentary explained the history well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The Keizersgracht or Emperor's Canal, along with the Prinsengracht and Herengracht, are 3 of Amsterdam’s most famous streets located on canals within the city center. These 3 streets and canals are south of Central Station (train depot) and Dam Square. They radiate south and outward from Dam Square in a curved or convex pattern, akin to the 5 lower sides... More

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A big canal with good street on his side, full of people, good feelings. A good place to go and spend time

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gwespyr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Loved all of the canals and the hop on/off bus/boats were great and a wellcome warm -up as the weather was so cold in February 2014, very cheap mode of transport and they give you a brief talk on each canal/district in several languages including english

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Zermatt, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

great experience even if the weather was bad since we've been there in december for a special occasion. for sure will be back again :D

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It's my city and I love living here. The canals are really beautiful and everything you want to see is within walking distance. Definitely WORTH visiting.

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