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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. 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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  • amasing canals in the centrew of amsterdam city centre and then specially the houses on the heren gracht.if you were not at he canals you weren't in Amsterdam  more »
  • Here lived the richest citizens of Amsterdam in 17 century. The splendid buildings and rich atmosphere! To date, there are not many local citizens, since very high property taxes, so basically there are offices and hotels, but the place remains excellent!
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  • It is best to evaluate the identity of one of the main canals from the excursion boat!
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  • Very good food in a very busy restaurant. We didn't have a reservation but were greeted warmly by the staff. Drinks came immediately we were told that food would take 40-mins, fine. So we ordered bread with lovely dipping sauce, ordered more drinks and food arrived. Why go to a central restaurant and expect a fine dining service (in response to 1-star review!) We knew what to expect when we walked in, great atmosphere, smiling staff. I didn't expect the amazing steak #mybad. 2nd visit booked
  • This is the second time I have eaten here, food was delicious, staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was very chilled and welcoming. Would happily go again, despite being in a high tourist area they haven't just gone for easy, make a buck meals. The starter taster option is a must!
  • We disregarded the negative reviews because the menu looked good and lots of people were sitting outside. Plus we both work in the industry and know to take online reviews with a grain of salt. We were intentionally made to feel unwelcome. The worst restaurant service I've received (even with adjusted expectations).
  • Pricey beer but nice environment
  • Located next to the canal. This will be your small break from the crowded Amsterdam! Friendly staff.