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Herengracht

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Worth visiting by boat or bike

Especially this Gracht is worth being visited - you can either go by boat and take a look at the different unique houseboats and houses along the Gracht - or you can rent bikes... read more

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Vienna
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Especially this Gracht is worth being visited - you can either go by boat and take a look at the different unique houseboats and houses along the Gracht - or you can rent bikes and ride alongside the Gracht on both sides.Nearly everyone is bike riding in Amsterdam - good for your health as well.Very charming city!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed a week at the Ambassade Hotel on Herengracht and would do it all again in a second! What a beautiful and centrally convenient location to enjoy all the best of Amsterdam. We were fine on foot for the entire week, and saw just about all that one could want to see. Highly recommended location for a wonderful Amsterdam... More 

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Any & all the canals in Amsterdam are a pleasure to walk along or just stop and enjoy the architecture and people watching.

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Floodwood, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did a canal tour on our first day in Amsterdam to get oriented to the city as to the location of many venues. It is important to take the time on a tour like this, so when you are on foot, you will save time by knowing where you are and where you want to go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun vantage point to see really ritzy historic canal houses and houseboats! Watch out for the bicycles.

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Carlisle
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty houses. Nice to walk and enjoy the architecture. Very impressive buildings. Good views from the canal boat.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the innermost and most prestigious of all Amsterdam canals. In its heyday, It was home to the richest merchants and government officials and also has the famous golden bend. Best visited as part of a canal cruise.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of Amsterdam is cycling and so many canal This was yet another great place and location

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely central Amsterdam street with quaintness and character. But several others provide the same ambiance. Walk them all and see for yourself.

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Nadur, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not do any of the Touristy things .We just wanted a relaxing stay and this we had. Walked about and admired the architecture which was amazing. Ate a lot of food which we dont have here. Made a list of what to do next time.

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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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