Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam

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The people who live along the city's widest channel, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), can enter their homes directly from their boats when the weather's good. Take a walk through the quaint streets and stop by a charming cafe, or tour the site to find numerous important buildings. Look for an 1854 Syrian Orthodox church, ornamented with Neo-Gothic elements. See 17th-century warehouses with stepped gables that were once used for storing whaling products, and today host luxury apartments. You can also take a boat tour to learn the history and highlights of the area. For Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) and beyond, use our Amsterdam tourist route planner to get the most from your Amsterdam vacation.
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  • magical streets intersected by canals, a lot of color and historic houses. Around the bars, pubs, restaurants and many attractions to visit
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  • 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 work...  more »
  • Great feeling walking along or sitting at a cafe taking in the view, the boats and locals going by....