Singel, Amsterdam

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#4 of 11 in Nature in Amsterdam
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. Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This is a major transportation artery in the city and you will see lots of boats out day and night. Also a good open place to get a perspective on the lovely canal houses. Fund to stroll around.  more »
  • We are in Amsterdam on one or two days each year as we tend to start or finish a River Cruise in this vibrant city. There is not a lot I can say about this area except that it is lovely to see...  more »
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  • Very nice things to see. Nice to walk around
  • We almost didn't eat here because we were looking for a light dinner, but the server assured us that the portions were not too big. We ordered the 3-course menu (consisting of a fish appetizer, beef entree, and ice cream, meringue and biscuit desert, but also included a small bread and pumpkin introductory course), and while it was still a little more food than we were planning to eat, I think most people would find the meal to be just the right amount of food. The service was good, the presentation was great, and the flavors were excellent. This is the best restaurant experience we've had so far on our trip.
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