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“magere brug” (9 reviews)
“skinny bridge” (10 reviews)
“nice river” (6 reviews)
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enclosed river boat sails you along so you take in all the sights and listen to a history of the river. very pleasant experience

Thank Scootle
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I took a boat tour down the Amstel and it was very neat to see and hear about the history. Totally worth checking out one of the many boat tours offered.

Thank Keli K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This river flows through the centre of Amsterdam with lots of people making their home on it in the many houseboats.

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well we finally learned where Amsterdam got its name from, really quite obvious, during our canel cruise with Friendship. Take a small boat and see it from the water!

Thank Rudy H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw this river. This river is flowing thru'out Amsterdam. Its really kept clean and one can love doing boating in this river.

Thank aarti_rele
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't pass by the chance to take a cruise here. Learn how Amsterdam got its name and why the beer is called it too.

Thank edkemp2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed here in June..for the 3rd time.. Although the interior furnishing - could use a bit of an update., it is by far one of our favorite hotels anywhere.. WE travel internationally often and have not experienced a more professional and knowledgable staff.. reception,...More

Thank Robert Faulkner G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Painted by many artists from Rembrandt to Mondrian this river is the heart & soul of the city, crossed by numerous bridges and lined by charming restaurants & cafes snd inviting to stroll along its banks. Enjoy!

Thank Constant_Discovery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.. which means that in some areas, it has grass verges where you can picnic and at other areas, it is semi-industrial. There are also lots of houseboats in some areas - such as in the Weesperstraat area where we walked yesterday which do spoil...More

1  Thank david n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To really appreciate all aspects of this river you need to take one of the many available boat cruises. In doing so you are experiencing the heart of Amsterdam

1  Thank Darrel J
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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
...More
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