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“Walking along Herengracht”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Herengracht

Herengracht
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Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
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“Walking along Herengracht”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Walked from close to the Palace to Amstel River along the scenic Herengracht. Beautiful mature trees, great views of some of the best old houses in town, lots of activity on the canal, few shops. Very dangerous traffic conditions for newly-arrived tourists: bicycles and trams sneaking up on you from all directions, cyclists not always stopping for red traffic lights, some drivers stopping to let you cross - but then a bike comes tearing down the road. Little patience from other pedestrians if you forget to walk on the right-hand side of often narrow sidewalks. In terms of road surface the bikes are best off, followed by the cars. You have to look where you are going not to trip over cobblestones and manhole covers. In parts the sidewalk is taken up by parked service vehicles and thousands of locked-down bicycles. But we survived and learnt a lot. Also: when trying to find your way back to your hotel, remember that Amstel (Street) is not the same as Amsteldijk.

Visited August 2014
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“Main canal!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Shops, dining, people watch, sailing by or walking thru. This is one of the main canals where everything happens.

Visited August 2014
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“Lovely Canal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Our hotel, The Ambassade Hotel, was located on this canal and it is fabulous! With so many bicycles flying by and so many interesting things to look at, this canal is sure to please any visitor. The shops, cafes, boaters, bikers, flowers all make this canal one of the most beautiful.

Visited July 2014
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“1 Dali and The Silk Road”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

This museum has the most famous Dali. In addition it had a development of the silk road. Can be read online. Save thy dollars.

Visited August 2014
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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“Prettiest street on Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My boyfriend and I rented an apartment here during July 2014. Just looking out the windows made you smile. It really was one of the prettiest streets I have ever seen! Plenty of bar and restaurants to cater fr all budgets, and lots of cute little boutique shops. Perfect!

Visited July 2014
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