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most scenic canals of Amsterdam?

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most scenic canals of Amsterdam?

Hello, I will be on a river boat cruise in Septmember that I believe will dock in the De Ruyterkade area. What is the most scenic historic canal area that is within easy walking distance from here? I am most interested in seeing the beautiful architecture and houseboats. Any other suggestions welcome! Thanks a lot!

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1. Re: most scenic canals of Amsterdam?

I like Leliegracht and its trees, and Leidsegracht and Reguliersgracht. The ones in the area Prinseneiland are also very pretty, with draw bridges. But the well-known canals forming the belt are all beautiful: Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht.

The Amstel river can also be very pretty, especially after dark, seen from Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge).

Just walk around aimlessly and then find out where you are and how to get back. :-)

And/or take a one hour canal boat tour.

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2. Re: most scenic canals of Amsterdam?

Here is a walking map from approximately where your boat will be docking to the Brouwersgracht, considered by many to be the most beautiful canal in Amsterdam. From the Brouwersgracht you can walk down any of the three main concentric canals ; the Herengracht, the Keizersgracht, and the Prinsengracht. All three are gorgeous. I prefer the Prinsengracht but that's just me. Consider walking down one and back on another.

http://goo.gl/maps/2DSwr

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Yep, Brouwersgracht, how could I forget it! Very beautiful indeed.

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4. Re: most scenic canals of Amsterdam?

Groenburgwal is often cited as the most beautiful.

http://tinyurl.com/jw3drkg

I do prefer the Brouwersgracht, particularly from the Lekkeresluis.

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5. Re: most scenic canals of Amsterdam?

Thank you so much!

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6. Re: most scenic canals of Amsterdam?

Thank you very much. I am so excited to see this beautiful city!

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Thank you!

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lots of thank you's!

Wander aimlessly around the canal belt, you will not be dissappointed!

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