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“One of Three Major "Belt-way" Canals. See it!” 5 of 5 stars
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“One of Three Major "Belt-way" Canals. See it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Seeing the canals of Amsterdam is, to me, an essential part of a visit to the city. The Keizersgracht (Emperor's canal) is the second and widest (28 meters) of the three major 17th century canals around the city centre of Amsterdam, in between Herengracht and Prinsengracht. It is named after Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

If you travel around Amsterdam very much, it is hard to avoid encountering this large canal. It is a bit hard to tell one canal from the other, having a map and giving it a look before traveling the city is probably a good idea. This canal can be seen by various means, one of the canal boat tours may be the easiest.

Visited April 2013
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“some interesting art in the park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a nice park to walk around or take a break,safe and clean.
There is a gift shop and a few places you can get a drink and food also.

Visited June 2013
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“we stayed in a small appartment here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This gracht was our neighborhood on our last stay here, as we had booked a small appartment here via airbnb. If you take a stroll down this gracht, take the time to peek in through people's windows. There are also some lovely stores and cafés. The van Loon museum is here, and you can walk along this gracht on your way to the Hermitage.

Visited May 2013
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“canal tour”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The taped commentary was woefully staid! In the end I pulled out the headphones and sat out on the deck and enjoyed the sunshine and the smells

Visited May 2013
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“wonderful street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Our hotel was on Keizersgracht. The canal is centrally located. Right is Anne Frank house and left takes you to Dam Square. The canal appeared to be quiet at night.

Visited May 2013
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