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“Fantastic walk in the sunshine!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #10 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Bodies of Water
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“Fantastic walk in the sunshine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a lovely area of Amsterdam to walk in the spring sunshine. Really interesting selection of bars, cafés & restaurants in the area. Sat outside a cafe in the sunshine people watching.

Visited April 2014
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“A Wonderful Amsterdam Canal Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Keizersgracht is one of the canal ring canals in between the Herengracht and Prinsengracht. It's a great, long walk around Amsterdam from the north west to the east, filled with lovely bridges and stunning canal houses. You'll walk through the Jordaan, pass north of Leidseplein and south of the flower market, cruise by the Golden Bend and end up at the Amstel, where you can go south and cross at Magere Bruge or go north and cross at the Blauwbrug. If you wander back to Nieuwe Keizersgracht and follow it a little further you'll up near Plantage and the Artis Zoo.

Visited February 2014
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“Lovely area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Keizersgracht is a great place to stay and to wander around. It is within walking distance of many of the main sights but has the advantage of being quiet. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.

Visited March 2014
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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.

Visited March 2014
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