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“The sense of Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Amstel

The Amstel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #25 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Biking
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“The sense of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We didn't take the boat cruise but did it by walking instead. Beautiful canals that give you the sense of the city. Have coffee at one of the brown bars with a view. Or a hotel brasserie on the canal. Any time you go, talk a walk to get the feel for the place. Wonderful.

Visited January 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“same as the other canals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

all the canals are pretty much the same, never the less really pretty passed this one on route to the heineken museum

Visited December 2013
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Amsterdam
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“Beautiful Scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

"De Amstel", you think only Magere brug, Hermitage, Carre, Stopera etc. They are all in the city. When you have more time to take a bike and just cycleling a long the river bank to Oude kerk, you will see that amstel has more to enjoy. There is a lot of beautiful building a long the river bank. In the summer there is also rowing championship. You can also take a rest at some spots along the river. Visit "Wester Amstel" and take a walk in the garden.

Visited August 2013
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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The river that gives Amsterdam its name. Slowly comes into the city from the southeast, many beautiful places and views. Best enjoyed on a boat, either a tour boat your own dinghy.

Visited December 2013
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“Essence of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We were advised to walk along the Amstel to really get a "feel" for Amsterdam, and we really felt connected to the city after spending a couple of hours doing this.

Visited December 2013
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