Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam

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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  • 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 »
  • It's amazing to cruise the canals and take in the architecture and people along the way. You'll never forget it.  more »

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