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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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Beautiful

Lovely houses, nice canal. Small boutique hotels, and especially The Dylan! Be ware of all the cyclists :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2013
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Bergen
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lovely houses, nice canal. Small boutique hotels, and especially The Dylan! Be ware of all the cyclists :-)

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Walk the length of all three canals and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! The three canals represent early 17th century town planning at its best!

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Toronto, Canada
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Loved the sights and sounds when you see it through a boat tour. Should not be missed. Hopefully I will be able to stay there longer during my next visit.

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St Pete FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is the canal our hotel was located on and we had a nice view of it from our room. Pretty quite where we were. Nice to see the houseboats and not too much boat traffic

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The canals in Amsterdam are really quite dirty and smell. It is a shame as they could be a really good attraction and are a good way to get around

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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Once again, watch out for the cyclists. Wander along it crossing the bridges, and looking at the shops.

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Gurgaon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

One of nice place to spend time for a couple is Emperor Canal where you can rent a boat to frisk. Ofcourse not as great as of Venice but still worth enjoying. Shopping can also be done from nearby shops but would like to highlight that the things are comparatively costlier.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our hotel was right on the Keizersgracht near the Jordaan neighborhood. Beautiful homes and quiet at night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Beautiful canal and bridges and Such a lovely way to spend a couple hours or an afternoon!! Nothing like it in America...

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San Marino, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Nice canal and nice stroll down the canal. Cafe on both side , didnt try but it's fun to sit and people watch.

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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