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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Very easy to get lost because each canal and street looks exactly the same. Stunning and Beautiful place to be lost though

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very easy to get lost because each canal and street looks exactly the same. Stunning and Beautiful place to be lost though

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charleston,sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a birthday/ dinner cruise that my sweet sister elected to purchase for the two of us! What fun! Lot's of interesting information to be had...food wasn't too bad either!

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Rajkot, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a memorable place to visit. You can take boats to enjoy the ride. This cover the city view by taking a ride in boat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the beautiful canals of the city, it has a lot of nice views and touristic objectives along it. Great pics taken from the bridges and an amazing experience from a boat. If not a must at least it should be on the to do list of Amsterdam.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to walk beside the canal because of the relaxed attitude of those around. The exqisite variety of roof tops and house fronts witnesses to the longivity of the city

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here for a rest during a long walking tour. It's very beautiful and pleasant. Plenty of benches and a good place to escape the crowds.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the canals in Amsterdam is a nice day out, there are lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and coffeeshops along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 75 minute small personal tour from pier 6 near the Centraal station. It was a great tour that took a few of the smaller canals and joined onto the emperors canal. The guide was very informative and knew a lot about the surrounding houses, gave reasons for architecture differences, leaning of the houses & other insights such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most attraction of Amsterdam is its Canals which goes through the whole city. A boat trip in these canals can be very enjoyable. You can see most of the attractions from the river ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good idea of how the canal system works with views of houses and boats along this canal. A great tourist attraction.

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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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