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Singel, Amsterdam

(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Until the Middle Ages, Singel--a picturesque canal--surrounded the Dutch capital. After the city expanded, the canal continued to act as a moat around the city center, and today it is the innermost canal of Amsterdam's ring of famous canals. Running from the IJ lake near the city's central train station to Muntplein Square, where the water joins the Amstel River, the canal cuts through the city center, passing many significant tourist attractions. You'll see part of the infamous Red Light District along its banks, as well as a house that claims to be the narrowest in the world at only 1 m (3.3 ft) wide. Amsterdam's popular flower market, Bloemenmarkt, includes market stalls aboard boats in the canal. Add Singel to your Amsterdam travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Amsterdam tourist route planner.
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  • We were fortunate enough to be staying on Singel and it's beautiful. Brilliant to just take five minutes to chill out and look at the Canal and also great for pictures with all the bikes chained on to...  more »
  • Each of the 165 canals is beautiful in its own way, but this Pearl-floating flower market at any time of the year. Do not buy here an armful of 30-minute stunning fresh tulips for 6 euro-crime))
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  • Wonderful neighborhood, beautiful ballad pedalo on channels (price a bit overrated, € 8 per person per hour, which is still € 24 for three, or one adult and two children), charming
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  • Tasty sandwiches, relaxed service and comfortable atmosphere. Great for a quick, tasty, filling lunch.
  • Brie, smoked chicken, quacamole, sun-dried tomato panini is a show-stopper. Large portions and great prices.
  • Surprisingly good food. Cosy place, pleasant laid back atmosphere. Perfect for Sunday lunch.
  • 1 star because it smelled really bad inside. They need to do something about that. It is unhygienic. Sandwiches are great but not if you smell sewage while having lunch.
  • Excellent food for lunch. Had mamazing tuna pannini and club sandwiche they both were excellent quality and tasted amazing!!!