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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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  • Waterlooplein • 10 min walk
  • Weesperplein • 10 min walk
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Mintcake58
Liverpool, UK1,577 contributions
Prinsengracht (named after the Prince of Orange) is one the main canals that ring the centre of this beautiful city. The houses, originally home to wealthy merchants are of typical architectural style and the frontages are particularly picturesque. There are a number of notable tourist attractions on the canal banks, including the Anne Frank House, Gay Monument and the impressive Westerkerk, which dominates the local landscape. Prinsengracht is ideal for a pleasant stroll through old Amsterdam, but watch out for the bikes!
Written November 29, 2013
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China151,486 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
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 with restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops, boutique and other shops as well as important sightseeing like Anne Frank House and Westerkerk.

One of the things we greatly enjoyed about areas of Prinsengracht during our mid-October visit were the turning of the leaves as Autumn foliage season finally arrived. There were some very nice spots just south of Westerkerk and a highly photogenic area at the Prinsengracht and Brouwersgracht.

In the end, each of the Grachtengordel canals as well as the many smaller canals that patch together the city centre of Amsterdam, are enjoyable to visit and spend time. However, Prinsengracht may just be my favourite of the lot.
Written October 30, 2016
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Annik4p
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg184 contributions
Mar 2013 • Business
to visit, to sail upon, to eat, to market ... there are so many good places on Prinsengracht and among them 42 Korte Prinsengracht and Pepper and Salt® Events Amsterdam
Written April 2, 2013
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SylvieFrancois444
Ontario Canada1,377 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
This was our first time in Amsterdam so we could certainly not miss out seeing the great canals. We first took a tour boat and then we wallked the canal. The guide on the tour boat was very knowledgable and fun so we got to learn a lot about its history. Then we walked the canal to better appreciate the architecture and the vibe of Amsterdam. You can easily walk for hours and hours.
Written March 20, 2013
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avidtraveller195
Melbourne, Australia602 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
While it is tempting to state that Prinsengracht is the best canal for walking we prefer to rank it as one of the best as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We made a point of walking the 3 principal canals which run through Jordaan and also the 9 streets that connect the canal streets. This is a must for every tourist to Amsterdam as the old canal houses are most interesting to study. A canal tour or some pre-reading will increase the enjoyment you get from this walk.
Written August 17, 2014
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winterfe5
Saint Paul, MN95 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
The Prinsengracht is a large and popular canal. It features lots of shops, restaurants, and cafes. It is a fun place to walk around and will help orientate you as you walk around Amsterdam.
Written April 1, 2013
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dbernstein16
London22 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
Best to book your ticket in advance and save waiting in the lines outside. Highly recommend the presentation in your chosen language as this gives an interesting insight into what you're about to see. Relax and reflect after the museum in the clean friendly coffee shop
Written February 11, 2013
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Nemesis🇬🇷
Athens, Greece6,458 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Wonderful point that must visit. Enough close has many restaurants and cafes. Picturesque, quiet and very romantic will surely enjoy a wonderful ride!
Written February 1, 2017
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AManInEivissa
Santa Eulalia del Río, Spain2,760 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
One of the best things about Amsterdam is just going for a walk. Everything in the city is so accessible on foot and taking the time to work along Prinsengracht in the early morning or evening is well worth it. Make sure you have your camera ready.
Written October 5, 2015
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AfzaW
Guwahati, India20 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
It's one of the longest canals out of the other two - Herengracht and Keizersgracht (if I got the spellings right). Definitely worth a visit. We took a local tour boat along the banks and to our delight, our tour guide turned out to be quite a funny and knowledgeable one briefing us about the history of the place and the "must visits". There are quite a few cafes, restaurants, shops around this lively area. If you walk around Prinsengracht you will come across some of the key tourist attractions like Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, etc. However we couldn't visit any of the museum as we didn't prebook the tickets. If you want to visit these museums, it is advisable to book the tickets in advance. Overall, this place is definitely worth a visit.
Written May 7, 2015
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