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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Herengracht

Herengracht
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #12 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

On our visit to Amsterdam. we walked up and down the Herengracht several times and took the canal boats for a more relaxed travel and view of one of several main canals. Beautiful architecture of which there are so many wonderful historical buildings and houses, bridges, shops, streets etc the list is endless of what to see. People watching is good fun too. A must to visit!

Visited February 2014
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“Fantastic canal to slow down and soak up the atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Strolling down the tree lined, cobble stoned streets of the Herengracht was one of my favorite pastimes while in Amsterdam. Beautiful, picturesque homes line either side of the canal with plenty of photo taking opportunities. Canal boats often drift silently by as they pass underneath the numerous bridges crossing over this serene canal. You get a true idea of what living in Amsterdam is really like by letting the atmosphere wash over you while slowing down to explore one of the most stunning canals in Amsterdam.

Visited August 2013
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“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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“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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“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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