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Singel, Amsterdam

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • Great view of Dutch architecture from the tour boats. This is a must see for every visitor to Amsterdam.  more »
  • Compared to the other canals in Amsterdam Singel doesn't have as much to see. It really only gets interesting where it meets the Red Light District area (not just working girls, but also restaurants, ...  more »
  • One of the belt of canals encircling the old centre of Amsterdam, this lovely canal has many attractive houses with lovely gable ends and sometimes strange fretwork decorating the building. Take your ...  more »
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  • Just fantastic. Great food and very good vegetarian options. We went in for sandwiches and what we got was just incredible. I loved the brown bread with vegetables and red pepper hummous. Must try the homemade lemonade with mint and orange too!
  • Great value for food! Try their fried eggs for the typical Dutch taste or the sandwiches for a healthier option.
  • I was recommended by another tourist I'd met in another city who called them the "best sandwiches EVER." Indeed they turned out to be amazing sandwiches! Very sweet staff. It was hard to not make this a regular lunch visit during my short stay in Amsterdam.
  • The food here is amazing with very generous portions. Excellent brunch option.
  • Good location, great food selection, welcoming staff.