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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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You did not visit Amsterdam if you did not walk this canal.

For tourists this is a must see when you visit Amsterdam. Take a map of Amsterdam and locate the canal for a tour through a typical Dutch canal. Winter or summer, it has all its... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Zeist, The Netherlands
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Zeist, The Netherlands
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

For tourists this is a must see when you visit Amsterdam. Take a map of Amsterdam and locate the canal for a tour through a typical Dutch canal. Winter or summer, it has all its own charm.

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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Cosmopolitan city.....Friendly and inviting people. Canals and its design were clear built around Central Station area.

Thank piet_meeusen
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Very pretty view, there are canals all over Amsterdam buzzing with life of people and multiple bicycles.

Thank JHealy2010
Bedford, Canada
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67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Beautiful canal with lovely stores, restaurants and cafes. Great are for people watching. Many interesting and electic places to eat.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Living here for 4 years, this was a great place to ride the bicycle! The wideness of it, the prettier houseboats, the cafes and restaurants, and the shops all make this a great place to stroll or ride on.

1 Thank John D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Best street of Amsterdam, but very busy with tourists. It's hard to get around as a local. Great place to read a magazine watching the boats on the canals.

Thank Floor V
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Herengracht, Gentlemen's canal, is home to the most fancy houses on all canals. It shows the Dutch mentality of the 17th century. There are several canals, the Prinsengracht (prince's canal), Koningsgracht (king's canal), keizersgracht (emperor's canal) and the Herengracht. Each one is a little more fancy then the next, and the most important were the rich tradesmen, the gentlemen... More 

3 Thank RvC54
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We enjoyed this canal on a boat trip. The views are spectacular. The information provided while on the boat made it an experience that will last for a long time.

Thank Tergnieters
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here and loved, quite a nice area to stay, really calm and safe, I walked far during the night and felt like home. There some places opened during the night so if you want to grab something to eat is nice and easy.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Very cool courtyard in the back, so don't stop and sit in the main area. Also very nice outdoor right on the canal dining as well.

Thank Paul M

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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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