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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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  • The canals in Amsterdam are picturesque to walk down, but after you've done several it starts to feel all the same. While some canals have got other points of interest nearby, this one has very little...  more »
  • A gorgeous canal to walk along or enjoy on a canal boat. Our hotel was situated on this canal and the view is always changing with passing boats.  more »
  • Whether you are at street level or on a canal boat, there is lots to see here. Choose your canal cruise carefully for maximum value or use an " I am Amsterdam" card bought online before travelling whi...  more »
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  • A good place to meet up with friends for drinks. The inner garden is a good relaxing spot on sunny days.
  • Nice for lunch and also for after work drinks. Very cozy environment. There's a open space on the back of the restaurant too. The service is not always awesome, but it's never terrible either.
  • Friendly place with a relaxed atmosphere. The Cheese fondue was great.
  • 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!
  • Efficient service, great food and wine on the canal side in the spring sunshine. Relaxed atmosphere.