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“Wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
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Herengracht
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam Evening Beer Cruise
Ranked #22 of 543 things to do in Amsterdam
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Rochdale, England, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed canal cruise and walking along this canal lined by fantastic houses. Especially interesting if you have read The Miniturist.

Visited May 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Just as you imagine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Herengracht is all you expect an Amsterdam Canal to be. Charming and Elegant, Just stroll or cycle day or night and soak in the atmosphere of this wonderful canal then take a boat along it and look up at the gables. Hard to think that it is so old.

Visited April 2015
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Broadlands
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“Popular place for fun and good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We were taken to the Herrengracht Restaurant & Bar by an in-the-know friend who lives in Amsterdam. Much of the city is filled with beautiful canals and buildings with wonderful, iconic character. The Herrengracht is one of them and is surrounded by the same near the corner of Leidsestraat and Herrengracht (canal of the same name). It seems to be quite popular and was crowded when we visited and every time we passed by. It has a terrace overlooking the canal, inside seating, and then a nice patio out back. While a lot of the patrons were there just for drinks, we had just arrived on an early morning flight from the US, so we wanted an early dinner. The menu includes some Dutch items and several generic offerings of wide appeal. I had the Chilean sea bass, which had a great sear and was beautifully done. Everyone had a very nice meal and a good time. Service was great. All in all, one of our nicest experiences in Amsterdam!

Visited April 2015
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“Beautiful historic canal side buildings.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

17th century town houses line this canal, with lovely elm trees either side of the the narrow one way streets. This is a most attractive quiet upmarket area with a few nice shops and restaurants including top notch Johannes.

Visited April 2015
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Nevers, France
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“Nice canal with intersting buildings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

A nice place with old buildings from rich people from 2 or 3 centuries ago. I recommend the Willet-Holthuysen museum, so nice to visit !

Visited April 2015
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