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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  • A nice walk, to be enjoyed and portrayed in many pictures. Any time of day, especially late in the winter.
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  • Beautiful Street, with beautiful stately homes, the Western Tower, and the Anne Frank House invite you for a visit. You should have been here when visiting Amsterdam
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  • I think the best part of Amsterdam is just wandering the canals. The city is absolutely gorgeous and it's fun to explore and get lost amongst the canals.