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“Nice canal, but really, they're all the same” 3 of 5 stars
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Singel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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“Nice canal, but really, they're all the same”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stay on Singel each time we visit. It's just one of the four major ring canals around the western side of the city. Frankly, I don't understand why each canal is rated here. They're all nice and all the same with shops, houses, and restaurants. See one or all four; I'm afraid you won't remember the difference amongst the different canals

Visited August 2013
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“Closest-in canal of the central ring”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Of the 4 major canals in central Amsterdam, this is the closest-in. It is somewhat more commercial than the other 3, but walking along its banks is no less wonderful than the other 3. The buildings here were developed somewhat earlier than along the other 3 canals, but the architectural style is not so very different. This is another place where you should have your camera and binoculars ready because there's lots to see here.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful place to visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We came across this place by accident and it is wonderful! The houses are all different and our guidebook explained the history of each one which made it all the better. Its worth a visit if you're close by.

Visited May 2013
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“Familiar-Lively-Pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Singel is one of old Amsterdam canals-now houses, shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels and small galleries lined on both sides of the picturesque canal. It is very pleasant to stroll, bike pass both day and night. Take a rest, have a coffee, eat a bite, browse bookshops, all is possible here. Few minutes from Dam Square extends between circa Central Station and The Flower market. Enjoy.

Visited March 2013
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“Relaxed way to learn about A´dam ans see a lot within one hour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

one gets a very good feeling about the center of town and plenty things to photograph. The Audioguide is perfect and informative.

Visited March 2013
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