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“Beautiful postcard view of Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
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Prinsengracht
Princesgracht di fronte al 296 | di fronte al 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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“Beautiful postcard view of Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Prinsengracht, known as the Princess Canal in English, is one of the three (man-made) canals that make up the canal belt of Amsterdam. The streets are lined with warehouses; you can recognize the warehouses by the simple (aka non-decorated) hooks on the top section of the houses. The other two canals; the Gentleman and the Emperor, are mostly lined with housing for the rich. So although the houses on Prinsengracht will not be as pretty as the other two canals, it is certainly a nice place to stroll down for a walk, especially at night. Furthermore, Anne Frank house and the Tulip Museum is within close vicinity.

I had the pleasure of staying in one of the houseboats on Prinsengracht during my visit in Amsterdam through couchsurfing. The view is particularly stunning (and you can find this on many postcards) during the night when the nearby church (Westerkirk) and bridges are lighted up.

Highly recommended if you want to take photos or just take a breather (it's the furthest canal of the three from the city and hence much less crowded).

Visited January 2014
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“A Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Walk along in this area its the best in Amsterdam in our eyes!!!

Lovely shops,cafes,and bars very peaceful full of charm.

You will wonder and find something to suit everyone.

!!!!!!!!!A MUST !!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited February 2014
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“Typical Postcard View of Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

One of the canals in the ring in Amsterdam, it is picture postcard as you imagine the city to be, canal, bridges, trees, bicyles, cobbles, traditional Dutch tall narrow, gabled buildings, shops, cafes and the famous Westerkirk and Anne Frank's house. The whole area is brought alive in Anne's diary so good to see the area from a historical perspective as well. Lovely to amble along or view from a canl boat trip.

Visited October 2013
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“Great walk in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Walking along this canal is a good way to live and discover Amsterdam. Great pictures to take. Simple and beautiful.

Visited September 2013
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“It's a canal !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

So what's remarkable about Prinzengracht. Not all that much really. It's one of the major canals in Amsterdam's inner canal ring. There are many bridges from which you can take picturesque shots. Lots of buildings along Prinzengracht are both historic and well worth a snap or two. If you take a canal tour in the many, very comfortable boats that offer tgis service, you will almost certainly spend quite some tome on Prinzengracht.

Having said that ... hey, it's a canal!!

Visited January 2014
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