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Strolling along the canal is relaxing. Seeing all the historic buildings that many have not changed in centuries.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Strolling along the canal is relaxing. Seeing all the historic buildings that many have not changed in centuries.

Thank ron d
Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Herengracht canal is beautiful with an assortment of gorgeous architecture all around - it's a lovely spot for a photo op or to just wander taking in the views while exploring the city.

Thank Kimberly K
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed on the Herengracht Canal at Banks Mansion. The canal is beautiful and the bridges, cafes, and boutiques are numerous! We walked along the canal, as well as took a canal boat tour and loved every minute!

Thank cattailcruiser
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ive pass by many canals in amsterdam but this one is really nice to look at. I have a my picture and its a night version of this.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Piece and tranquility of Amsterdam. Heregracht canal is the essential part of Jordaan district with lots of painting galleries along side the canal, cozy cafes cute houses. It's spectacular in the evenings when the bridges over the canal with all illuminations.

Thank Radik A
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This canal looks very cozy. Not wide and the buildings looks pretty. Nice walking on the border with canal but pay attention with cyclists

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Beaumont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel (Ambassade) was centrally located on the Herengracht. The canal evoked all of our visions of what an Amsterdam canal should be! Charming.

Thank Dale B
Nazareth, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you want to be if you like 17th century architecture. The oldest house I am aware of in the city, from the 16th century, is still standing along this beautiful canal, too.

Thank Teryn G
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Herengracht goes on for quite a long distance along the canal system and is well worth a visit. There are numerous beautiful old gabled houses along the canal and is a photographers dream.

Thank Tyrone M
Kharkiv, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been sailing through this area in a boat. It was a nice execursion giving overview of Amsterdam's history and most prominent people living here. In a boat you can see more within an hour than exploring this area by foot. The boat was leaving from pier near Central Station.

Thank Iuliia I

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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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