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“Why is this an attraction” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Prinsengracht

Prinsengracht
Princesgracht di fronte al 296 | di fronte al 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #6 of 307 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.
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“Why is this an attraction”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Its a nice canal, with construction blocking one side for a bit, but why is this a destination or something to even mention. Its like saying Park Avenue in New York. I nice street with nice buildings but I don't get why its listed here as someplace to visit. Now the "Nine little streets" in the Jordaan is worth walking around. Our hotel was on Prinsengracht. The Anne Frank Huis is on Prinsengracht, but it doesn't matter, you would see the Anne Frank Huis anyway.

Visited November 2013
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“There are so many picturesque canals in Amsterdam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

And to me the Prinsengracht is not even the most idyllic.
For me the older canals are more attractive, like by the "Zuider Kerk", the Raamgracht and the Groenburgwal, although you will not see the very expensive "heerenhuisen".
Also the Ouderzijds Voorburgwal with the "Oude Kerk" and the "Our Lord in the Attic" is an impressive sight with so many old "gevels" on top of old buildings.

Having said that, it is a beautiful way to walk between the "Leiden Square" (Leidseplein) and the Anne Frank House.

Visited November 2013
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“Prinsengracht - A Lovely Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed at the Andaz Prinsengracht and loved the neighborhood! It was quite and convenient and lovely to look stroll through, even on rainy days.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful Canal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Great area to walk up and down filled with wonderful small shops and restaurants. It begins the are of 9 Streets which should not be missed. Each time you walk one of the streets, you noticed something you missed the first time.

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“Prinsengracht - The grandest Canal among others.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

It is on good location near Ann Frank House, Houseboat Museum, Tulip Museum, Cheese Museum and West Church. Enjoy the boat trip or just a mere walking along the canals. A lot of bicycles parked everywhere, a lot of people just strolling around. There are lots of boathouses, canal houses, shops and coffee shops.

On some occasions, this is a place where they held a concert, or any special occasion where people meet and celebrate.

This is the grandest canal among others and it has historical value in Amsterdam where it served as way of transportation. Yes, it is old but it serves a purpose.

Recommended to see and visit with out spending a penny.



(Visited June, 2012)

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