Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam

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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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  • This canal is named after Maximilian I of Austria, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and, at 31 meters, is the widest of the canals that make up the Circle of Channels, Unesco Heritage. Built from 1612, it is located between the Prinsengracht and Herengracht, along its banks you can admire buildings dating back to the golden century. It is very characteristic and animated, it is very nice to walk on its banks without a precise destination, to observe the elegant mansions that have on the facade of the stone planks in which the name of the owner and the date of construction is engraved. The different tonalities of the masonry works and the irregular roofs give each house a special aspect. Amsterdam is truly a very charming city, and its canals offer a relaxing and romantic atmosphere.
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  • It was a tourist destination because it was a popular place to stay. It's a great place to stay. If you're going to pass by nearby, it's worth a visit.
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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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