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“Beautiful canal” 5 of 5 stars
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Prinsengracht
Princesgracht di fronte al 296 | di fronte al 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #6 of 272 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A really nice walk if you have a spare hour, lots too see, beautiful houses and houseboats. Lots of historical sights, places and museums to stop off on the way, from Anne Frank House to a cheese museum. Lots of quirky little shops and nice places to see.

Visited December 2013
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“Charming neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The Prinsengracht canal is in beautiful, upscale neighborhood with many historical sites. Lovely houses, houseboats on the canal, and side streets to walk through. Great location for interesting restaurants, too.

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Toy Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My "rough" expectations of Amsterdam diminished when I got there. The city is lined with many canals which reminded me of something out of a story book. Noddy or something. It is really quite pretty- oh and EVERYONE rides bikes. I love that about Amsterdam.

Visited February 2013
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“An interesting walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

A canal walk that takes you from one end of the city round to the other. Go through different areas and see a variety of building styles. Always interesting with something to see.

Visited November 2013
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“One of Amsterdam's 17th century canals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Prinsengracht (named after the Prince of Orange) is one the main canals that ring the centre of this beautiful city. The houses, originally home to wealthy merchants are of typical architectural style and the frontages are particularly picturesque. There are a number of notable tourist attractions on the canal banks, including the Anne Frank House, Gay Monument and the impressive Westerkerk, which dominates the local landscape. Prinsengracht is ideal for a pleasant stroll through old Amsterdam, but watch out for the bikes!

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