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“Photographer's Paradise” 5 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 #4 of 298 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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“Photographer's Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A beautiful street to stroll along and a beautiful canal to boat down. Lots of little shops and cafes to stroll by and very safe. We've strolled down the Prinsengracht at 11:30pm after a concert at the Concertgebouw. Remember to look up at all of the beautiful canal houses. Those houses with wooden shutters were former warehouses - with living quarters on the ground floor and warehouse space on the upper floors. Be sure to stay on what little sidewalk there is or you may be side swiped by a bicyclist - they come from all directions. Also watch your step for "presents" left by family pets. Many unique bicycles parked along the canal and on the bridges and a few antique cars. You'll also see some interesting house boats.

Visited January 2014
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“Quiet and Charming Place to Shop and Stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

It is a very safe and quiet neighborhood. Many chic design shops, restaurants and cafes. It is a bit like Venice but a cleaner and more modern version. Great place to stroll along and to shop. The Christmas lighting makes it even more charming!

Visited December 2013
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“perfect place to stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

the prinsengracht is the outer ring of the four main canals in amsterdam. great place to stroll with quality restaurants, nice wine bars, quaint little design jobs and amazing buildings

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“Charming quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

For me the more charming canal in Amsterdam, beautiful houses, nice shops. I love the jordaan zone in this canal.

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“Sunny December”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were so lucky with the weather so walking along the canal was a treat. Shopping is great with a wide range of little shops, funky clothes and glasses to waffles and pancakes. The tall old style houses on the canal are so iconic and the mix is very European. Nice to sit in a coffee shop and watch the interesting people walking on by. Amsterdam is a wonderful city.

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