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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  • Lots and lots to do around the canals. Certainly three are great photo ops in many locations, But also lots of interesting little shops. Beautiful old buildings everywhere. Take a canal cruise, or ren...  more »
  • Not only East, but all the canals of Amsterdam as something out of a story are. Some like this with more local but equally beautiful and attractive touch. Visit obliged. Walking them is the best way to appreciate them and enjoy them.
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  • This canal is close to the traditional Jordaan and the proximity of central and centrum itself. This is an older part of Amsterdam perfect to walk or ride along. Ensure that you lock your bike securel...  more »