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Canal Ring in Amsterdam

June 16th, 2008

Canal Ring in Amsterdam

In the 17th century, the Canal Ring became a very wealthy place. Famous merchants, extremely wealthy bankers and other very wealthy business owners built their magnificent homes here. The most prestigious residents built their homes on the Golden Bend or the Gouden Bocht. This area is located where all three canals intersect with Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. The Canal Ring is located Soutwest of the city center of Amsterdam. Also know as Grachtengordel, there are three main canals that make up this ring of canals:

The Princes\' Canal (Prinsengracht) Amsterdam

The Princes’ Canal (Prinsengracht)

The Emporer\'s Canal (Keizersgracht)

The Emporer’s Canal (Keizersgracht)

The Gentlemen\'s Canal (Herengracht) Amsterdam

The Gentlemen’s Canal (Herengracht)

The Canal Ring offers shopping, dining, museums and many other attractions.

 

Tips for visiting Canal Ring in Amsterdam

  • Bring an umbrella and a wind proof jacket as the weather in Amsterdam is known for changing often and very quickly.
  • Wear a good pair of walking shoes that will withstand the cobblestone streets.
  • There are a lot of people on bicycles, watch out for them when crossing the street.
  • Use a good map. Below is an interactive map of the Canal Ring by Google Maps:

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