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“Consider the Canal Museum” 4 of 5 stars
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Herengracht
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #10 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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near Geneva
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“Consider the Canal Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Apart from being the "smartest" canal in terms of buildings and a very nice walk or boat ride, the canal museum opened in 2012 is worth a visit. It's not very big, in a very well maintained building along the canal and an extremely well done multimedia experience. Good for a 45 minute to one hour visit.

Visited June 2013
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“Gentleman's canal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We visited both on foot and by boat, the trees, the lovely houses and the elegance. There are plenty of other similarly elegant canals and streets. A walking tour is the way to get to know them properly- with someone who has a good historical knowledge

Visited June 2013
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“Gorgeous homes along the canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The buildings on this canal are among the most elegant in Amsterdam and well worth seeing. Our hotel was on this canal so we had the pleasure of following it almost every day of our five day stay. The mayor's house is there as are many other gorgeous homes.

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“nice canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

It was very beautiful. We walked the whole street to the Amstel river. There is one street where you can see all the bridges. We walked by it but saw it on the canal cruises. I took many pics of the buildings and canals!

Visited May 2013
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Moehlin, Switzerland
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“Grachten-cruise to relax and explore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

You are of course a tourist, you are not alone, but instead of a Touristbus-tour, you take a Grachten-cruise. You ship through the harbour and along the three most important and scenic Grachten. You see all kinds of houseboats, you cross some noisy "party-boats", you experience Amsterdam from an attractive and different ankle, you will see picturesque places to visit again afterwards by bike.
And if you board your boat in the late afternoon (before sunset) with a small white wine and some snacks, it's a totally relaxing one-hour-cruise! Don''t miss it.

Visited July 2012
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