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“Heart of Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
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The Amstel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #36 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Bodies of Water
Activities: Biking
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Gloucester
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“Heart of Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Wide river lined with interesting buildings, restaurants and bars, best experienced from a boat trip. Not as picturesque as the narrower canals but nevertheless important as it gave the city its name!

Visited November 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Walk with a hydrocycle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Amstel canals are proper to navigate with an hydrocylce. You should know that there is a rule when navigate on Amstel canals, always stay on right side of Amstel canal and try to avoid as much as possible big tourist boats. Enjoy the ride!

Visited April 2013
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“Similar to the smallers canals.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The main river of Amsterdam does not differ much from the rest of the smaller canals.
It is wider, naturally, but somehow it lacks the special charm those smaller canals have.
If you have to choose between cruises on the Amstel or the smaller canals - go for the canals.

Visited May 2013
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Utica, New York
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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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“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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