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Herengracht, Amsterdam

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#3 of 49 in Nature in The Netherlands
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Adorning the picturesque streets of the city and providing river transportation, Herengracht winds past the homes of the rich, showcasing centuries-old houses and quaint cafes. Among all of Amsterdam's canals, this one is the finest and most fashionable. See important and historic sites, such as the mayor's residential quarters and a house where Peter the Great stayed. Snap a photo of the seven bridges of the Reguliersgracht, which--if viewed from a correct angle--give the impression of a tunnel. Look for the oldest residential house in the city--a small 1590 home with a stepped gable, overlooking the water. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Amsterdam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Herengracht and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • On a boat tour of Amsterdam, you will pass on the Herengracht. Beautiful to look at from the water.
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  • ´ Made a boat trip through the main channels of Amsterdam. We saw interesting "boats houses", some stationed, other browsing.
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  • We have a cruise made mainly on the Herengracht was and that was pretty pleasant-very beautiful houses and nice neighborhood
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  • Great place with a sublime atmosphere. If it's too windy to sit along the canal, they have an amazing secret garden in the back. The starter platter for two is also a perfect lunch snack. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Good sandwiches, mint tea and a cheap beers! Outdoor seating has a great view and indoors there's a huge backyard garden
  • Love it! Always great food and fantastic location. Service is faster than expected (Dutch service)
  • A good place to meet up with friends for drinks. The inner garden is a good relaxing spot on sunny days.
  • Service was great and food was excellent. The staff were very accommodating and attentive. The special bitterball with pea soup and pork belly was amazing. The raw beef made table side with your choice of ingredients was unique and very tasty!

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