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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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One of the best canal in Amsterdam. Historical walk along the canal and it seems like the history remains here, the buildings and everything never age. Keizergracht is a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best canal in Amsterdam. Historical walk along the canal and it seems like the history remains here, the buildings and everything never age. Keizergracht is a very grand, yet quiet canal with beautiful and amazing views with cute house boats

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities and the Emperor's Canal is just a beautiful place to be. I would certainly not miss a boat cruise on the canal and the opportunity to view the amazing vibrancy of the it travels.

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Camrose, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the three rings, this is a beautiful canal with many house boats, flowers and lovely buildings lining its banks. Very nice to walk a long and take pictures.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This attraction costs nothing and it is wonderful to simply walk along and look at the sights and sounds. You can stroll and look for ages and many times and yet still see things that you had not noticed. A must do!

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coming from a country that has dirty waterways, even some rivers traversing my city, I was mesmerized by the canals of this city. It was the overall mood and scenery, from the trees and lampposts to the house facades, from the bikes to the boats. I regretted we stayed quite far from the center. I would have loved an evening... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many scenes such as this and it is so typical of Amsterdam. Have to take a picture with a solo bike hooked up to the rail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK...one of the best ways to see the beauty of the city, take a trip down this canal, many site seeing boats available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another one of the more important canals in Amsterdam. One can walk along the canal the the old and impressive houses or see the buildings from a boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the widest inner city canal around 30 metres across. There is much to see along its route. Stunning historical buildings, a few museums, and several churches. Number 44 was once a ware house for whale blubber; it is now a luxury apartment. An interesting building (123) the the House of Heads with the heads of six Roman Gods... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Emperor's Canal is the widest canal in the Amsterdam City Centre. The boat ride along these canals is an unforgetable experience, and much more when you learn about its importance and the history behind its landmarks.

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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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