Herengracht
Herengracht
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Neighbourhood: Grachtengordel-West
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Amsterdam is often compared to Venice, although it is much more prosaic than the most romantic city in the world. The only place where it truly resembles Venice is on the Herengracht, the most luxurious of the Large Canals. At the same time, the most elegant mansions of Amsterdam are on the right side. The most prestigious part of the Herengracht is called the Golden Bend. Merchants who earned their capital trading with South America or the Dutch East Indies lived here. Most of the houses are already the result of the rebuilding of the XVIII century. The left side is similar to other Large Canals: narrow facades, warehouses, beams for lifting goods. The most luxurious house in the Golden Bend is the Bartolotti House (Bartolottihuis, No.170-172), built in 1617 by the famous Hendrik de Keyser. However, despite the name, there is no smell of Italy here. The customer, Willem van den Heuvel, was a brewer and arms dealer. As Emperor Vespasian said: non olet- money does not smell. According to the same principle, he took the Italian surname of his stepfather Bartolotti, so that it would be easier to inherit his stepfather's bank in Bologna. The second house nearby is called the "White House" (De Witte Huis, No. 168, built of unusually light sandstone. It is not the president who lives in the Amsterdam White House, but the Theater Museum. The lions of St. Mark on the pediment can also evoke allusions to Venice. He is reminded of the building's owner, Michael Paue, one of the founders of the West India Company and a knight of the Order of St. Mark. The house was built in 1638 by the famous architect Philips Vingboons, who owns a number of other houses on the canal. It was built in 1662 for the merchant Jacob Cromhout Cromhouthuizen, now there is the Bijbels Museum (No.364-370), Museum Het Grachtenhuis (1665) at Herengracht 386, Canal house (No. 412) built in 1667, Huis Deutz 1663 at Herengracht 450 and The Eagle (No. 466) in 1669. Despite some common style, they don`xt resemble each other.
Written 31 January 2024
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,920 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
One of the iconic canals in Amsterdam boasts gorgeous mansions on both sides, one of them is charming Willet-Holthuysen Museum. It is lovely to take a leisurely walk or enjoy it on the open boat cruise.
Written 19 December 2023
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This canal forms part of Amsterdam's canal ring. It runs parallel with a couple of other canals and it's worth taking a stroll along the banks.

Look out for the lovely 4-5 story buildings that help define Amsterdam. Also some of the boats floating past, a shop or three.

Relaxing.
Written 2 August 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Herengracht is the stereotypical Amsterdam image at a positive sense. The leafy canal is dotted with stately houses and passing vessels. Less crowded than the canals in downtown, it is an ideal place to enjoy Dutch landscape. The view is equally impressive.
Written 5 June 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,678 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
If you have girls of the right age, this is a must see sort of place.

Famous movie scene.

Besides the bench, the canal itself is quite attractive and surrounded by classical architecture of the Netherlands.

Worth a stop but not really a must see.
Written 16 April 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
One of the wider canals in central Amsterdam. Quite nice to walk along. Although while we were there Feb 2023 they were doing a lot of work on the canal area so not quite as picturesque.
Written 12 February 2023
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William S
Clinton, NJ393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Just walking up and down Herengracht is a pleasure, taking in the wonderful architecture that defines Amsterdam. It is chance to people and canal watch, and enjoy being a part of Amsterdam life.
Written 17 January 2023
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dhs9909
Bern, Switzerland487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Herengracht is one of the central waterways in Amsterdam. You can visit via boat or just stroll around by foot
Written 6 January 2023
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Happy T
United States267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Business
Very elegant street with wonderfully restored homes. Charming stroll in late afternoon. Most of the buildings have spectacular gardens, not visible from the street.
Written 26 October 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Our hotel was located on the street, so we walked along this canal many times. There are several notable houses with interesting facades, specifically those located at 581 and 595 which are mentioned in some guidebooks. Two houses at 528-530 were built by two brothers and share one roof.

The canal is one of the original canals built in 1612.
Written 1 September 2022
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