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Herengracht

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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One of the prettiest canals

My hotel was on Herengracht, so I cycled up and down a lot! So pretty and has a selection of individual shops and cafes. Great for photo opportunities of picturesque bridges... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cold Ash, England, United Kingdom
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Cold Ash, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hotel was on Herengracht, so I cycled up and down a lot! So pretty and has a selection of individual shops and cafes. Great for photo opportunities of picturesque bridges, boats and cycles.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in former time the richest of the merchants from amsterdam had their houses there. now a day its mainly banks, embassies and rich concerns who use this very expensive location. its beautiful to do a boat trip through these gracht.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite strolling canal. I prefer also to get a room alomh it (this time the Ambassade). The 9Streets adjacant is a perfect shopping (window in my case) area and you can find there also nice coffeeshops and restaurans.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great canal to walk up one side and down the other , it takes a couple of hours so fit in a beer at a bar to watch the world go by

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Herengracht (Gentlemans Canal) is part of the UNESCO listed Canal Belt in Amsterdam. The canals are beautiful and just walking around them and enjoying the general area is free and a nice way to see town. Amsterdam is famous for a few things. Canals being on of them. A truly inspirational environment.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today it is several companies offering the sights of the channels of Amsterdam. We chose a company making it to one non stop trip and were very pleased with this. No interruption and with skilled staff to tell what we see where.

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Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were staying at the Banks Mansion which is right on the Herengracht. Take a stroll along this canal and you can just feel yourself relax. Surrounded by some very nice homes and some small shops and eateries. You can walk this canal from the Amstel River, up to Central Station. This canal is only a block or 2 off... More 

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Goleta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our hotel was on this canal. It was lovely and provided many memories. The street is not noisy, which we appreciated. Our fondest memory was when a boat with a musician passed by - we felt we were being serenaded!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

well everything is beautiful in the canal city . .. but we went reading the reviews and were not disappointed .. enjoyed the stroll across the bridge and around

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great Architecture, worth a stroll. It is in the quieter, posher part of Amsterdam. Worth also viewing via Canal Boat.

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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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