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Herengracht

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Lovely day walking along the Canals

Had a lovely walk along the Canals. When the weathers nice just having a long stroll along the side of the Canals. Seeing the city slowley while walking and taking in the whole... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Josh H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk along the Canals. When the weathers nice just having a long stroll along the side of the Canals. Seeing the city slowley while walking and taking in the whole atmosphere is so much better than using public transport. Walk or cycle to experience all what Amsterdam has to offer

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All canals resemble one another, but probably this is one of the features you visit Amsterdam for... In december there is a light festival were there are temporal art works on and around the canals. This is a must see.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sightseeing on foot could sometimes be more comfortable. One can choose when to stop and go or look for a some refreshing drinks in between. The houses around are charming with typical gables in varied shapes.Definitely a must to tour on foot or by bike if one prefers.

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amasing canals in the centrew of amsterdam city centre and then specially the houses on the heren gracht.if you were not at he canals you weren't in Amsterdam

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of three main classical canals (Prinsen-, Heren- Keizersgracht) which can be best visited by one of the canal boat trips. The three main canals, especially the latter two, show the largest classical canal houses. When visiting the canals in the center of Amsterdam, than these are the ones everybody talks about as the must-see.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great area for selfie too! This place is romantic to walk at the early evening and see the ships sailing by in the canal..

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 19 February 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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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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