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De Duif

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Prinsengracht 754, 1017 LD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals...

Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.

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Amazing architecture and atmosphere

A walk around the city is breathtaking, somehow due to massive amount of people visiting, but also thanks to these beautiful buildings. Christmas/new year eve is a perfect time to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A walk around the city is breathtaking, somehow due to massive amount of people visiting, but also thanks to these beautiful buildings. Christmas/new year eve is a perfect time to see the city, though it was freezing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend taking the time to see this canal both by boat on a canal cruise and walking. We weren't going to do a canal cruise but decided on the last day to do one last minute. I have to say it is completely different experience to travel along looking up at all the house boats along the sides... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

I took my wife on a walking tour of De Duif and had a great time. The canal was beautiful with the lights reflecting on it. The architectural design of the buildings are very unique and beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Very lovely canal to stroll around checking the old buldings and the boat houses. Totally worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We visited in November when the weather was cold. As there were fewer boats cruising the canals, we had far great opportunity to stop the boat and take photographs. There are many bars and cafes that all deserve a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This is the canal that you can get your bearings on , its also on of the nicest canals with lots of different buildings,cafes ,shops etc go up one side and down the other. the roads of this canal also go along other canals its great to get lost but always come back to this one... Have fun

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Take a canal tour and experience it. Such a beautiful area to view from a boat. The difference between seeing it by walking compared to by boat is night and day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Prinsengracht is 1 of the 3 principle canals that make up the UNESCO World Heritage - Grachtengordel, a semi-circular group of parallel canals that form the Canal Ring in the city centre of Amsterdam. We recently visited Amsterdam and very much enjoyed quite a few walks along Prinsengracht. This is the outer most of Grachtengordel, it is a beautiful canal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Amazing canal, one of the last of city centre. Full of nice building, it's included in most of the Canal Tours which is probably the best way to enoy it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A beautiful area to visit - whether wandering or on a canal cruise. Like all canals, it is beautiful and makes for some great photos.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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