Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam

4.8
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The people who live along the city's widest channel, Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), can enter their homes directly from their boats when the weather's good. Take a walk through the quaint streets and stop by a charming cafe, or tour the site to find numerous important buildings. Look for an 1854 Syrian Orthodox church, ornamented with Neo-Gothic elements. See 17th-century warehouses with stepped gables that were once used for storing whaling products, and today host luxury apartments. You can also take a boat tour to learn the history and highlights of the area. Put Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amsterdam online trip maker .
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  • I covered a few bits of the Keizersgracht as part of a 'canals walk' out of my Eyewitness Guide, emphasising how the buildings change the further out you get, hence to newer buildings - so lots of arc...  more »
  • While in Amsterdam, we have todo a canal trip.. worth the money. with good narration, we realise the history well. Too crowded at times  more »
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