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“beautiful canal” 5 of 5 stars
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #12 of 305 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water
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“beautiful canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

one of the best three canals of Amsterdam with Herehnsgracht and Prisengracht.

beautiful architecture.

Visited March 2014
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“Keizersgracht (Emperor's Canal) -- A Great Amsterdam Street On A Canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The Keizersgracht or Emperor's Canal, along with the Prinsengracht and Herengracht, are 3 of Amsterdam’s most famous streets located on canals within the city center. These 3 streets and canals are south of Central Station (train depot) and Dam Square. They radiate south and outward from Dam Square in a curved or convex pattern, akin to the 5 lower sides of an octagon. Large sections of all 3 are walkable in a morning or afternoon. The ambiance of the canals, the architecture, the bicycles, the people and the shops, bars and cafes are what Amsterdam is all about. They are the contemporary live museums of Amsterdam. If you are interested in how and when these canals and houses were built, and good stories about some of the people you know that lived in these houses, along with the history and culture of Amsterdam and its place in the world, then read Russell Shorto’s Amsterdam, a wonderful and inspiring book, that will also inform you about the roots of individual freedom and the great advances of the Enlightenment.

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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A big canal with good street on his side, full of people, good feelings. A good place to go and spend time

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“loved the canals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Loved all of the canals and the hop on/off bus/boats were great and a wellcome warm -up as the weather was so cold in February 2014, very cheap mode of transport and they give you a brief talk on each canal/district in several languages including english

Visited February 2014
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“great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

great experience even if the weather was bad since we've been there in december for a special occasion.
for sure will be back again :D

Visited December 2013
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