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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat
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Private Amsterdam Canal Boat Cruise Including Bites & Drinks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting and scenic and probably one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam, the canals are great for long scenic walks. Take in the beautiful buildings, the landmark bridges and the thousands of bicycles!

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Defo spend some time doing a canal cruise. Its a great way to relax and see the city and especially this section.

Thank Devon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are wide canals and narrow canals. It's amazing to see the long canal boats turn on a dime making a 90 degree turn from one canal to another. The houseboats are huge. I suggest both walking along the canals and taking a canal cruise...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Keizersgracht a few times during our short vacation in Amsterdam. It was nice to see it from the canal boat tour which we took, but also nice to see by just having a slow meander around and taking the time to admire...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Road Scholar trip, we walked across all five canals while having a guided architectural tour and then went back over them on our own enjoying the shops.

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Amsterdam you must see al the three types of Canals... The Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) is the most impressive but all of them are amazing...Use not only boats but try to go along the streets... drink a coffee ansd a beer (but try a Dutch...More

Thank gsavoiu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have a hotel on Keizergracht. Its a beautiful canal. Take a stroll and enjoy the people and sights.

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outer canals are great to just walk along and take in the life and the lovely architecture. Keizersgracht was great as was Prinsengracht

Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the three major canals of Amsterdam, is the Keizersgracht, or Emperor's Canal. It encircles the center of Amsterdam. It is a very beautiful walk and you can also see many of the large famous historical buildings and churches by taking a canal boat...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of many very nice canals which have the occasional bench to sit on and watch the world go by. Canal cruising is great and canal walking is nice also, never know what sort of little shop or café will pop up.

Thank bcs488
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
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