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“just sit and relax” 5 of 5 stars
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Herengracht
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“just sit and relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

our hotel, rembrandt classic, was located on Herengracht Canal and we spent half an hour every evening sitting on its side, smoking a spliff, enjoying the amazing view and great smooth wind!

Visited August 2013
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“How People Live”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We spent a week in an apartment overlooking Herengracht at Herenstrasse, a virtual parade of insights to the daily life of Amsterdam's residents. From the party boats and tour boats on the canal (I highly recommend taking a canal tour), to seeing the inventiveness of what people transport on bicycles, this was a fascinating parade.

The walk along this street, with electric cars being charged and metal gutters for bringing bicycles up and down steep subterranean apartments, is interesting. It's a tranquil step back in time with lots of places to shop or enjoy refreshments.

Visited September 2013
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“lovely canal with pretty Amsterdam frontages!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

nice to wander along in the sunshine soaking up some of the special Amsterdam atmosphere and enjoying those wonderful Dutch gables

Visited September 2013
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“Its a canal and there is water”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Was I supposed to see something unique or special? It was a perfectly fine canal --water and all. I must say, though, that it looked much like all the other ones did. Some of the leaning houses were pretty cool.

Visited September 2013
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“There are lots of tourist places around here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Our hotel was situated on Herengracht with fabulous views over the canal. There are lots of tourist places around here. We were only a short stroll to Rembrantplein, a bustling square with lots of bars and restaurants.
Also nearby is the Cat Cabinet, and the Museum of bags & purses.
And you will also find Waterlooplein near here, for busy street markets, the floating garden markets, and the Botanical Gardens.

Visited August 2013
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