Herengracht, Amsterdam

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Adorning the picturesque streets of the city and providing river transportation, Herengracht winds past the homes of the rich, showcasing centuries-old houses and quaint cafes. Among all of Amsterdam's canals, this one is the finest and most fashionable. See important and historic sites, such as the mayor's residential quarters and a house where Peter the Great stayed. Snap a photo of the seven bridges of the Reguliersgracht, which--if viewed from a correct angle--give the impression of a tunnel. Look for the oldest residential house in the city--a small 1590 home with a stepped gable, overlooking the water. Using our online itinerary creator, Amsterdam attractions like Herengracht can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • great street to walk and enjoy the channel and the old houses. nice and easy to do, it is a nice area and around you can find places to have drink or bite to eat  more »
  • I stayed at a hostel on Herengracht, In the summer of 1975. It was my first visit to Amsterdam, and I thought I was in heaven!!!! I got high every night and it was always a pleasure to come back...  more »
  • Herengracht canal is one of the main canals, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.All dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age and surrounded by some of the most beautiful traditional Dutch houses that Amsterdam is famous for.
  • Stroll along the Herengracht and enjoy the water, the buildings and the people walking and sitting outside having a chat and a drink. The buildings are beautiful and you have to turn your head upwards to get the complete view and all the magnificent details of the houses.

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