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De Duif

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Prinsengracht 754, 1017 LD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals...

Along with the Herengracht and Keizersgracht, one of the three major canals that shape the city.

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Very lovely canal to stroll around checking the old buldings and the boat houses. Totally worth the time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very lovely canal to stroll around checking the old buldings and the boat houses. Totally worth the time.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited in November when the weather was cold. As there were fewer boats cruising the canals, we had far great opportunity to stop the boat and take photographs. There are many bars and cafes that all deserve a visit!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is the canal that you can get your bearings on , its also on of the nicest canals with lots of different buildings,cafes ,shops etc go up one side and down the other. the roads of this canal also go along other canals its great to get lost but always come back to this one... Have fun

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Take a canal tour and experience it. Such a beautiful area to view from a boat. The difference between seeing it by walking compared to by boat is night and day

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Prinsengracht is 1 of the 3 principle canals that make up the UNESCO World Heritage - Grachtengordel, a semi-circular group of parallel canals that form the Canal Ring in the city centre of Amsterdam. We recently visited Amsterdam and very much enjoyed quite a few walks along Prinsengracht. This is the outer most of Grachtengordel, it is a beautiful canal... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Amazing canal, one of the last of city centre. Full of nice building, it's included in most of the Canal Tours which is probably the best way to enoy it.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A beautiful area to visit - whether wandering or on a canal cruise. Like all canals, it is beautiful and makes for some great photos.

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Cardiff UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The canals go on for ever each one has its own scenery and history. The only way to see Amsterdam is by boat and then you can locate the places to see. Time is of the essence in the city as there is never enough to see everything in a single visit. This is another lovely area in the city... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

a wonderful view of the amsterdam's canals. one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen in my entire life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We took a canal cruise in a small boat... less than 8 people. It was more intimate and allowed access into some of the smaller neighborhoods. Our company was Open Boat tours, the captain/ guide was very good.

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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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