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Singel, Amsterdam

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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 stayed at an AirBnB apartment overlooking Singel. It was the perfect place to stay being within 5 minutes walk of Dam square yet quiet, beautiful, and relaxing. There are lots of excellent cafes an...  read more »
  • The floating flower market is situated here, and well worth a visit. This is a very pretty and busy canal. Eateries, tempting side streets, or just sit and watch a while. 
  • room konigsplein hotel, Singel Canal is very close. On the way back to the hotel because there was a flower I saw many times. Pass something on the way back from the Rembrandt House, location.
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  • Singel 404 is located, well, on Singel 404. A pretty photogenic area of Amsterdam with lots of independent stores and boutiques around. So, it's a good place to stop for some lunch. The menu is nice with typical Dutch lunch and breakfast foods, for a good price. All are well prepared, too. Service is always excellent though it's not a large cafe at all, so it can get pretty crowded. So if you're in a hurry, this might not be the best place to go for that reason. Be sure to try some of their homemade lemonades and pies!
  • Attentive staff (which is rare in Holland) and a great terrace canal-side. Interesting eats, with exotic flavors (if you are American) however very tasteful.
  • Excellent food and location. I've been there a few times and everything i tasted was nice. The portions are hugeand satisfying. Good prices and friendly stuff too.
  • Great place for lunch! Portions are huge and delicious. Nice little spot to rest while walking in the center. No wifi though.
  • Good stop for lunch. Pretty popular, you might wait in the line. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
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