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Canals of Amsterdam  




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This "Venice of the North" are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Alongside are 1550 monumental buildings, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North. Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.

 
 
The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. The famous canals of Amsterdam were a result of good city planning, and easily serve as additional streets for transportation. These days, not only are there canal buses that navigate the waterways, but restaurant boats, houseboats, and all manner of other boat types frequent these often semi-circular canals.
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Dennis    2 years ago
The best spot is crossing Leidsegracht and Prinsengracht.
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"Canal Boat Ride"
Canal Boat ride is the hype in Amsterdam. There are lots of canal boat rides and/ or canal ferries to choose from like 1 hour , 2 hours , 3 hours or even...
Written by Chinggis_n_Borte, 2 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Beautiful"
The canals are absolutely stunning. They are so quaint, the different types of boats, the shops and buildings. It's so pretty here! I love seeing the...
Written by jenniferhY6827TY, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Lovely street and river"
Stayed in a hotel on the street loved the area, close to everywhere just a walking distance. Visited the Anne Frank house that is on the same steet.
Written by natalie s, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Take a boat trip..great way to see the canals"
Beautiful historic area...interesting architecture, most the houses look like they are slowly falling sideways. some nice small restaurants to be found...
Written by 31Sarz, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Our favorite of Amsterdam Canals"
Whether navigating to and from dinner, shopping or coffee shops, we use the Prinsengracht as our compass in and around Amsterdam. If you are walking, by...
Written by LIbbewdc, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Better than crowded central channels"
Beautiful part of Amsterdam. Here you'll find lots of shops and restaurants. Not so crowded and the prices are better than in inner channels.
Written by SergioPraha, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Always worth a great walk, bike ride or boat trip."
Any time of the year this canal is worth to walk, ride or sail along. Do it on your own, not organized, and watch gorgeous canal houses and enjoy the...
Written by LloydxMarcel, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Wonderful neighbourhood"
This city really is a lovely city full of wonderful views, walks, architecture. No many times I've been here, I still like to explore. This...
Written by nomadlad, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"One of the Most Scenic Canals in the City"
Walking along Prisengracht to the Anne Frank House and through the Jordan District is beautiful. The canals are very romantic and relaxing. There are...
Written by sjworldtravels, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"A high end neighborhood"
This is a very trendy high end neighborhood. It was cool to see the nice homes and boutiques but all in all you just need to walk through it and go on to...
Written by Teahan, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Very picturesque!"
Love this canal with it's impressive houses and cute little shops! Really nice for a stroll, a cruise and picture taking!
Written by Annabelle2106, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Famous Canals of Amsterdam (2)"
Part two of my tip with more pictures.The Canals of Amsterdam is a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2010 when it became the Venice of the North and is the...
Written by machomikemd, 3 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"The Canals of Amsterdam"
Undoubtedly, the Canals of Amsterdam grace the city with its unique character, a Venice of the north of sorts. Not only do the canals provide a scenic...
Written by MM212, 3 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"BOAT CRUISE THROUGH BEAUTIFUL CANALS"
Plying along the intricate network of canals, Amsterdam is a truly unique city set apart by distinctive architectural styles, brightly coloured shop signs...
Written by kmohandas, 4 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Canal houses"
A large part of Amsterdam's charm are the beautiful narrow but ornate multi storeyed houses that line the canals. One of the quirky features is that many...
Written by swissfondue, 4 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"CANALS"
Amsterdam is the most watery city in the world.Its canals and harbours fill a full quarter of her surface Its waterways have always been its essence and...
Written by draguza, 4 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"I like pictures"
Sometimes, one of the best thing in pictures is their impossibility to capture the smell. Amsterdam is famous for its canals, but I must confess that the...
Written by solopes, 4 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Grachten"
A "gracht" is by definition a small artificial canal, especially typical in Dutch and Belgian City planning. The Amsterdam "grachten" were created between...
Written by MichaelFalk1969, 4 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Yab Yum Unlocked"
Yab Yum (Tibetan for Father & Mother) was a notorious sex club, ergo brothel de luxe.It was housed in a canal house and well decorated at the inside.The...
Written by pieter_jan_v, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"The Lord Mayor's canal house"
The Lord Mayor of Amsterdam lives in the official Lord Mayor's canal house at the Herengracht 502. It's a double family house with 45 rooms, constructed...
Written by pieter_jan_v, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Den Heeren Drie"
Den Heeren Drie are three canal houses at Herengracht 526, 528 and 530; all three are at the list of Amsterdam monuments.Nr. 526 dates from 1685 and was...
Written by pieter_jan_v, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"University Students Canal Party"
The late August Sunday afternoon we took our canal tour was very busy on the canals. Our commentator informed us the students were partying on the canal...
Written by Mikebb, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"The Watery City"
“Have you noticed that Amsterdam’s concentric canals resemble the circles of hell? The middle-class hell, of course, peopled with bad dreams. When one...
Written by von.otter, 6 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Amsterdam Channels"
The city's most famous sight are the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel'), located in the heart of Amsterdam, they are added to...
Written by Kuznetsov_Sergey, 6 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Canals"
Amsterdam has been called the 'Venice of the North' for its 100 kilometers of canals,about 90 islands and over 1500 bridges.The three main...
Written by mickeyboy07, 6 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Free stuff to do in Amsterdam"
You are in Amsterdam and dont have money enough to visit places although you would like to do so, then this tip is your opportunity, to be acquainted with...
Written by csordila, 10 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Prinsengracht Canal"
The Prinsengracht (Prince's Canal) is the fourth and the longest of the main canals in Amsterdam. Most of the canal houses along it were built during the...
Written by mallyak, 10 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Prinsengracht - the Prince's Canal"
Favorite thing: Said to be "the most charming of Amsterdam's canals". (Hey, I read it in my guidebook.)Like the other...
Written by yooperprof, 10 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Beautiful canals"
Amsterdam is famous for its canals, and not just canals, very beautiful canal. Boat trips on th ecanals are also very popular there. While touring around...
Written by Rupanworld, 10 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Not a single space remains"
Every last mooring point within Amsterdam has been occupied. A walk along any of the city's numerous canals shows boats of all shapes and sizes tied in,...
Written by wayne0k, 12 years ago on Virtualtourist
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