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“Not to be missed!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Amstel

The Amstel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #35 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Bodies of Water
Activities: Biking
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Not to be missed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

When you walk from the Central Station to the Zeedijk, the Nieuwmarkt and then to the Waterloo market, you will stumble upon the wonderful canal the Amstel. It's perfect to stroll, watch the many bridges and make pictures. And lots of nice restaurant and cafes to take a break.

Visited December 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Title: You'll want to experience 'The Amstel' - so scenic and easy to find!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Amstel is one attraction that you will want to experience when you arrive in Amsterdam and it is easy to find!!!

Heading south out from Centraal Station, go along Damrak (towards Dam Square) and straight on through Rokin (you'll head pass Madame Tussauds Museum) - it's about a half hour walk in total.

If you head south on one of the five centraal ring canals of either Prinsengracht / Keisergracht/ Herengracth /Singelgracht, it will be about a 45min - 1 hour walk depending on your pace.
Nearby landmmarks to watch for by The Amstel include: The Stadhuis van Amsterdam (Stopera house/ Het Muziek ); Waterlooplein (fun and famous mmarket to browse); Jewish Historical Museum; Hermitage Museum; Koninklijk Theater Carre and The Magere Brug (skinny bridge) and in the far distance the tall Philips Building.

There are a nummber of ways to enjoy The Amstel. Most canal cruise operators take you on a short jaunt. You can also rent a boat. Strolling and cycling takes somme timme but is just as good too. The Amstel river is very historic and scenic. You'll want to see for yourself! I'd recommend on alloting at the minimmum 2 to 3 hours - mmore is best for this excursion as there are lots of attractions enroute!!! When you are back homme you can revisit You can actually revisit The Amstel via a webcam during daylight hours.

Today I got somme great shots of a huge barge going through the Magere Brug (skinny bridge)!

Hope you get to experience this adventure first-hand!!!

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Visited November 2013
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“Nice for a bike ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

If you are looking for a bike ride that will guarantee you can't get lost, head along the Amstel for a memorable sampling of what Amsterdam and its neighboring towns have to offer. In the city, you'll see its famous canal houses as you pass by numerous bridges and canals. As you near the city's edges, you'll see Amstelpark and the Rikermolen. Uithoorn, about a 45-minute ride from the center of Amsterdam, has a street market and some lovely cafes, and gives you a bit more of a small-town feel.

Visited October 2013
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“Romantic Stroll.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

You can't miss this when in Amsterdam. The Amstel is great - nice romantic stroll - day or night - hand in hand - beautiful sights of all the boats moored up and the splendid building paving the way beside the water and the wonderful stalls where you can buy most things from. This will be one romantic stroll you'll never forget.

Visited August 2013
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“The canal of Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

You cant miss it. One of the things that Amsterdam take there pride of. Perfect for a stroll just about any time of time of the day or night.

Visited August 2013
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