Herengracht, Amsterdam

4.6
#1 of 11 in Nature in Amsterdam
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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  • One of the three canals that connect with the city , time to take a break and behold all you have around . If you choose the Trip boat through the canal as I did , you will enjoy more . Driving you...  more »
  • We passed the Herengracht while taking the Flagship Canal Cruise. It gave us fun facts and insight into how the bourgeoisie use to compete with each other in their architecture. Nothing more...  more »
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  • 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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