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Prinsengracht

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Princesgracht di fronte al 296 | di fronte al 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 4270750
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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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Beautiful streets

We stayed in an apartment on Prinsengracht while in Amsterdam, and absolutely loved the neighborhood. It's only a few blocks away from the very touristy areas, but you feel like... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in an apartment on Prinsengracht while in Amsterdam, and absolutely loved the neighborhood. It's only a few blocks away from the very touristy areas, but you feel like you're a world away. Very much worth walking through on a nice day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We twice dined canal-side on the Prinsengrach. On one of our two visits, a jazz band played on a platform on the water, just a block away from the Anne Frank House. Quite possibly the nicest canal area in Amsterdam. The gift shop at the Tulip Museum had some nice items for souvenir shoppers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite part of Amsterdam. Well, this and Jordaan which is right next to it. Great small antique stores, design stores, independent clothing stores, etc. No large chain places. No large groups of partiers. Fewer crowds. Laid back feel but very hip area. Stayed at the Andaz on Prinsengracht which was perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a pretty canal to walk along, the water on one side with houseboats and flowering potted plants and typical Amsterdam homes with window boxes, ivy covered walls on the other. Plenty of places to stop and eat and drink and enjoy life. Did stop at a few shops and found them ridiculously dear.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A canal cruise is really the best way to take in the canals. You can sit back and enjoy the view rather than doing it on foot…walking around gazing everywhere and risking a collision with one of Amsterdam's many crazy speeding cyclists. The glass roofed canal boats can make photography a bit difficult, so be aware of reflection off the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely way to explore Amsterdam by walking along its beautiful canals. Another way to get a feel for the city is to take one of the many canal cruises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely part of the city, the canal and the quaint buildings look charming, especially if the sun is shining. Take a stroll and enjoy the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in a hotel nearby and loved wandering the streets nearby. I found great iced coffee and green juices, tasty lunches, and cute shops. The best part was just wandering the canals and taking it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This canal hosts some of the best examples of canal houses and varied gables in Amsterdam. Well worth the walk or canal boat tour. Or you can stay at Eric's B&B #667 and live the life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a canal trip to this lovely area of the city. Stop and get off and wander about and visit a bar or cafe. You won't be disappointed.

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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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