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Herengracht

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam forever

The new Micropia Museum is the most ingenuous Museum that I have seen and definetly a must with plenty of time to enjoy it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stuart, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The new Micropia Museum is the most ingenuous Museum that I have seen and definetly a must with plenty of time to enjoy it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wander along Herengracht and look up at the houses and the decorative lintels etc. Zig zag across the bridges and wander through the lovely side streets with so many independent shops and stop to eat in some of the lovely cafes and restaurants. This is a lovely part of Amsterdam.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Less toursity than central Amsterdam, but still bustling with life, great little shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, very picturesque and would stay here again on our return trip.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "grachten" have to be visited by night. Then you can have a sneak peek when the lights are on in these houses and you can discover the ceilings of these houses, worth a try! Beautiful plaster works. You have to walk or go by bicycle, otherwise you are too fast and can't enjoy. Go for it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great feeling walking along or sitting at a cafe taking in the view, the boats and locals going by....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning canal and in my opinion one of the prettiest in Amsterdam with some beautiful buildings. We stayed on here last year at the Hotel Ambassade and walked it quite a few times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Amsterdam too early to move into our vacation rental so we decided to distract ourselves from the wait by walking from the train station three-quarters of the way around the Herengracht. Despite cold temperatures and closed stores, our walk provided a wonderful introduction to Amsterdam: to the layout of the canals and the variety of house styles,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful!!! Walk it and love it. One of the 4 major semi-circular 17th century canals. Difficult to know exactly where you are, but with a good (free) map from your hotel you'll be fine. The canal date back to the Golden Era of Amsterdam. Just walk, don't forget to look up at the facades. 6000 plus buildings still from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just keep walking...eventually you will see all the bridges and the horseshoe roads ensure you are never lost! I love it there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this area and canal best. Traditional, quiet, well preserved. Mostly houses but nice spots to eat and drink. Quite relaxing. Lit up a night casting reflections on the water, very romantic.

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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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