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One of the most charming canals in Amsterdam

This canal encircled the medieval city of Amsterdam and served as a moat around the city from 1480 until 1585, the time when Amsterdam enlarged beyond Singel Canal. Been in this... read more

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Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This canal encircled the medieval city of Amsterdam and served as a moat around the city from 1480 until 1585, the time when Amsterdam enlarged beyond Singel Canal. Been in this very center of Amsterdam, near the Dam Square, we profited the chance to see this very beautiful canal, that runs from IJ Bay, near Central Station to the Muntplein... More 

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A lot of you tourist or just back again for some relaxing scenic and food delights. The very best way to see any part of Amsterdam and the out skirts of the city is to start on a bike the first day . Rent a bike from the bike shop from the place down under ground to the left of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us rented a small boat, for four hours and just drove down the canals, Singel is wonderful, especially in Spring, when the funny trees on every side of every canal starts to bloom, green, and when the sun shines through it, you just see the real, full, color and beauty of Amsterdam, Singel, it's crooked houses and bricks.... More 

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The Singel, just as much as the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, exudes Amsterdam romance and class. Stand at one of the balustrades on its many bridges and embrace, enjoying a stunning sunset backlighting Amsterdam's many architectural blessings.

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Quaint nice area. Lots of good restaurants and cafes. Easy walk from dam square. This will be a better option for food than the touristy options near dam square

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We seemed to have this canal to ourselves that enabled the driver to stop several times for photo opportunities. Therefore a good time to start the cruise is in the morning before 10.00.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was parallel to our hotel and a nice street to walk around on the canal, few shops and restaurants and also a small red light area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boat sightseeing tour is a must in Amsterdam. Choose the most sunny day possible and do it, longer is the tour - better occasion to see all the houses bordering the water.

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This is one of the best areas in Amsterdam. Singel canal and surrounding are simply beautiful and Calm. I recommend to find a hotel in this area، it's near to most attractions and has quiet and nice atmosphere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view here is amazing. So romantic and full of bars and restaurant to hang around. My favourite place in Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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