De Duif, Amsterdam

Along De Duif, one of the city's main canals, you can view several monuments, historic architecture, and one of the city's popular quarters. This canal is the longest of the central canals that help to shape the city, which include Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Singel. Named after the Prince of Orange, this body of water is noted for the canal houses built alongside it during the Dutch Golden Age. Walk beside the water's edge and enjoy the cultural offerings of the Jordaan neighborhood. You can stop by several tourist sites along the way, such as the Northern Church, Northern Market, Anne Frank House, Western Church, and Homomonument. Use our Amsterdam road trip site to visit De Duif on your trip to Amsterdam, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Prince's canal is the most outer and longest of the 4 concentric and semi-circular canals in Amsterdam, and the main voyage of the boat is in the Prince's canal. The river has the most crowded House of Anne, and the tallest western Church in Amsterdam. The spire of the high towering of the West Church stands on the river, the most beautiful wind on the Prince's River, day or night.
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  • It's great to spend a couple of hours just wondering about. There not many tourists, and the locals just do their business, so you feel the place and its peacefullness. It's worth being there more tha...  more »
  • walk through this region provides us with moments of relaxation and contemplation of the picturesque constructions of the city. well worth a stop time consuming there..
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