Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam

4.6
#3 of 11 in Nature in Amsterdam
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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  • Seeing the waterways in the city of Amsterdam and learning their history was very interesting. I was surprised that the city was built practically on water, so to say.  more »
  • We saw some of this area from a canal boat tour, then later strolled around to admire the different building designs. It’s usually quiet and not too crowded. Sidewalks are narrow in most spots and...  more »
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  • Enjoy the canal and its beauty by foot. Alternative through the canal cruises but walk on a pleasant evening is the best.
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