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Amsterdam Canals
Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam Canals

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Amsterdam's 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. ... Read more
The canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Bali-Sanur Beach

BEAUTIFUL.. Romantic. Take a cruise, go explore this sexy area. It is a must see must do.

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Ridgway, Colorado

These canals are gorgeous and if you missed them you are doing something wrong. Great place to enjoy a beer. In the winter you can ice skate!

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Edinburgh

If you've somehow managed to go to Amsterdam and not see the amazing canals, your doing something wrong. Pitch up next to one of them with a beer but be careful not to fall in - there's no bars to stop you!

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Kiev

Well, the canals are beautiful, pretty quiet and overall amazing! It’s my favorite place in Amsterdam.

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Utrecht

If you visit Amsterdam, try a Canal tour, it's the best way to take a look around city center. You can choose from a lot of different tours. In the tourism office or internet you can find a lot of suggestions. Enjoy this beautiful city!

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Jericho

A lot of fun. Very relaxing. A great way to see a lot of sights in a relaxing atmosphere. Very informative and friendly captain. Well worth the time and money.

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Tampa

Had a tour here on the canal and was shown Anne Frank's house and the narrowest house on that strip. This place is so beautiful and historic. It's amazing that the canal is ice during the Winter.

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Nothing makes you fall in love of Amsterdam more than strolling along the canals of this city. Even better if you can sit and relax at one of the many benches along the water or just sit at a cafe` and enjoy the typical Amsterdam atmosphere.

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Durham

We've done so many things in Amsterdam. But our favorite by far has to be just seeing the canals. This city is just so well organized, clean, and full of nature, that I can't say I've seen a better city (no offense to the others)! What better way to get something out of visiting than by taking it all in (for free!).

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Elburg

You will be in the center of the Heritage Canal District & 9 Streets Shopping and Dining area....A+ area to lodge in !

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Lake Mary

Loved walking along the canals in Amsterdam. It was beautiful. Just watch out for people riding bikes.

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Shanghai

The Canals are amazing, such a relaxing time discovering the architecture of every house and the different boat house.

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Brooklyn

Amsterdam's canals are the highlight of the city and its most distinctive characteristic. A must-see and they are everywhere.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

Of course, the canals are one of the main attractions of Amsterdam and they don't disappoint. They are charming and very lovely to stroll about.

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Wonderful way to spend the day walking the neighborhoods following the canals. Great for picture taking. Fun houseboats. Unique to Amsterdam.

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Delft

The canals of amsterdam offer a unique and different view of the city. It is definitely worth a trip through them. I went on a private boat which made it extra special as you can choose where you want to go and are not crammed in a boat of tourists.

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Haarlem

just take a stroll alongside the canals and don't forget to loop up and see the beautiful architecture of the houses.

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CANALS OF AMSTERDAM – DE AMSTERDAMSE GRACHTEN
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, from concentric belts around the City, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. Some other beautiful canals are, Singel, Zwanenburgwal, Brouwersgracht & Kloveniersburgwal. Tip! a great way to explore the Amsterdam Canals is with the "Amsterdam Boat Company" a review is here on GoGoBot amsterdamboatcompany.com

You can also visit my blogs for more Amsterdam information: http://amsterdamalmanac.blogspot.nl/
http://amsterdammuseuminfo.blogspot.nl/

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West Hollywood

Spending the day smoking weed on the canals is a wonderful experience. I wish I had more time to spend in the A Dam..

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Nantes

Peacefull, magic place to walk all over, you need just your eyes, stoned or not

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