Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam

Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Bridge
Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometers of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North".
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  • By far one of the most iconic Amsterdam photos are the endless photos of the cute canals. You can walk around these canals for years and never get bored of their quaint beauty. Very romantic, grab a.....  more »
  • The area with all the canals with many 17th century houses is unique in the world. This can be the only reason to visit Amsterdam. With is many little restaurants and pubs it is a great place to...  more »
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