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“Picturesque” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Herengracht

Herengracht
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
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Amsterdam Evening Burger and Beer Cruise
Ranked #15 of 404 things to do in Amsterdam
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Gloucester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Picturesque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

One of the main canals in the ring in central Amsterdam, well worth a browse either on foot or on a canal trip. Lots of historic houses, the narrowest house in Amsterdam, varying gable styles, bridges, trees, bicycles, cobbled streets, cafes, shops, house boats, flower market, the list goes on, so much to see and all evoke the picture postcard vision of the city.

Visited October 2013
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London
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152 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“One of a kind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

With Prinz and Keizersgracht, just one canal to enjoy walking and looking around. The light, the colors, the quaint bars and cafes... It makes you enjoy the city for it has to offer.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“full of interest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

lots to see. Particularly enjoyed the Willem Hothouzen (spelt wrongly) canal house you can visit at the SE end, furnished as per 17 th century

Visited January 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“So atmospheric!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We loved wandering along this canal, and others in the canal district. The bikes parked on the bridges, the barges and cruise boats sailing along below, lots of cafes, little shops and the flower market are all just so atmospheric and typical of what we expect in Amsterdam, as tourists.
We had lunch in De Prins. What a fantastic authentic Dutch cafe - across from Anne Frank's House.

Visited January 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,175 helpful votes
“Lovely.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We took a 2-hour cruise in the main canals of Amsterdam.
They are absolutely lovely, with many boats that are actually homes of people, a lively atmosphere and great architecture all around.
Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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