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“Nice place to take photo & enjoy the canal atmosphere.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
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Sydney, Australia
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“Nice place to take photo & enjoy the canal atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It is really pleasant to take a stroll along the canal, doing nothing just enjoy the special canal atmosphere in Amsterdam. It is a nice place to take photo both day & night. If you are not sure which part of canal to go, take a boat ride, they have both guided boat tour introducing the history of the canal and buildings & the casual one. (boats can be found near the Amsterdam Central or Rijksmuseum)

Visited December 2013
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“Worth A Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Nice houses and history. Wealthy people lived here and it shows. Best seen up close I think but we did it by canal cruise.

Visited December 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A great place to take a stroll or a canal boat ride. Lots of little cafes to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and the view. Don't forget to try the amazing hot chocolate at almost any cafe - with whipped cream of course. If you are lucky it will come decorated with a stroopwaffle. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of the canal homes. Many with their building date displayed on the front.

Visited January 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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“Simply beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our hotel room had a perfect view on the canal. We enjoyed it so much as well as the chimes from the church nearby. Just paradise...

Visited January 2014
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Milan, Italy
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“Beautiful and Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The canal can be enjoyed either by taking the cruises that will get you a tour of the local areas on water and you will get to see the various buildings and spots that accentuate the beauty of the canal and if not a big fan of the whole cruise idea then you can opt for a small stroll around the banks of Emperor canal and seep in on the beauty of the place. Emperor canal is one of the three major canals that give Amsterdam its glory. I loved the whole neighborhood around this canal. It is breathtaking in the night and is pretty safe in the night as well.

Visited December 2013
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