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“Canal” 4 of 5 stars
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Herengracht
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #13 of 307 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water
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“Canal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Herengracht is the first of the three major canals in the city centre of Amsterdam. The canal is named after the heren regeerders who governed the city in the 16th and 17th century.

Visited May 2014
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“A nice place for a leisurely stroll.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A nice quiet part of Amsterdam which is a pleasure to just chill out away from the crowds in the town center.
A few small shops that have been there for years and when you look in their windows you wonder why they have managed to stay viable.
Well worth a visit though.

Visited July 2014
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“The most beautiful "Grachtenhuizen" (Canalhouses)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This canal is lined with beautiful houses.
However the best way to look at them is from the water, so take a canaltour. They are the prettiest in the evening, when the houses are lighted and you can see also the beautiful interior through the large open windows! A sight to behold!!!

Visited July 2014
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“Great cafes to sit and watch the world go by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Herengracht was a canal we spent a lot of time by. The tram stop was right there and when we got off there were cafes to sit and watch the world go by. Also a good stop to get off to buy shoes at the many shoe shops in the area.
Wandering, sitting, watching the canal traffic, wandering some more - lovely area to spend some time.

Visited July 2014
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“Great Canal walk!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is a great walk, where you can look at wonderful Dutch architecture. Flower boxes in the Canals provide a great frame for picture perfect canals. Sit in a neighborhood cafe and enjoy the view. On the. Way back, take one of the perpendicular streets to get back and enjoy the shops and ambiance.

Visited July 2014
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