Herengracht, Amsterdam

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Amsterdam attractions like Herengracht can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The herengracht has been for me a place tp pass by a lot for there are so many houses there that have so much style and histoy and the canal is great with all the house boats and then the boats that r...  more »
  • I covered a few bits of the Herengracht as part of a 'canals walk' out of my Eyewitness Guide and it's got the showiest Golden Age houses on it of the main canals. It also seems to be the longest and ...  more »
  • All channels of Amsterdam are cute and relatively clean, but in this and the Prinsengracht one can see the boats-residence, some swans and many flowers on the banks. Especially for the sunset of September. Beautiful!
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  • The beer selection was decent. We ordered two salads and they were both fresh, good looking, and delicious. It was sometimes difficult to catch the waitress' attention, but it was overall good. At the end we decided to order a dessert, and it was our big mistake for the evening. After 15 minutes of waiting, we were informed that it comes in a minute, but it came in 10. It was almost half an hour of waiting and it put bad end of the evening. I still recommend the bars for casual drinks with friends.
  • I was there twice for a dinner with the family. First time was 4* experience but when we came back after a few years, this place nose-dived in terms of food, and in particular, service quality. It’s an OK place for drinks and snack but no longer fine inspiring food. And the service... Sad.
  • Good food, good service with a nice atmosphere. It seems that this place actually caters to Amsterdam residents more than tourists
  • Very nice and lively atmosphere. The food was good, we also liked the snacks. The service was overall very slow and our waitress was extremly rude!
  • Great location. Good food. Friendly service.
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