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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
The second of Amsterdam’s three major waterways, the Emperor’s Canal (Keizersgracht) is the widest in the city. Its quiet waters wind through otherwise bustling neighborhoods, and it is lined with picturesque old houses—some of which have had famous residents. A boat trip along the canal lends itself to some wonderful photo opportunities.

The Basics
The beautiful Emperor’s Canal provides a quiet respite from some of the busier parts of town, and is a great place to wander or go on a scenic boat ride. The waterway is lined with lovely old houses and interesting buildings, from apartment complexes housed in former whale-blubber storage depots to the Red Hat (Rode Hoed), which once served as a secret Catholic church.

Many of the city’s hop-on hop-off boat tours use this canal. You can also experience the canal via a private cruise replete with drinks and snacks.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Emperor’s Canal is a must-visit for history and architecture lovers, and all first-time visitors to Amsterdam.
  • For an authentic experience, the canal is best explored by boat, but foot and bike are great modes of discovery too. 
  • Bring your camera—there are lots of picturesque houses lining the canal.
 
How to Get There
The Emperor’s Canal, which runs right through Amsterdam, is situated between two other major canals: Prince’s Canal (Prinsengracht) and Lord’s Canal (Herengracht). It is easily accessed throughout the city center, and its northern section is about a 15-minute walk from Centraal Station.

When to Get There
Like all of Amsterdam’s waterways, the canal is a year-round attraction. Though if you’re getting around by boat, you’ll certainly be more comfortable visiting in the warm summer months. In winter the canal can freeze over and double as a de facto ice-skating rink for daring residents.

Famous Keizersgracht Residents
Over the years, a number of historical figures have stayed in houses lining the Emperor’s Canal. Daniel Fahrenheit, the inventor of the Fahrenheit scale, stayed here, as did German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. John Adams, the second US president, allegedly lived here during his tenure as ambassador to the Dutch Republic.
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Private Small Luxury Boat Tour 2hrs

Private Small Luxury Boat Tour 2hrs

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Join us for a private cruise on Amsterdam’s historic canals. Let us show you the hidden treasures along the smaller canals you normally wouldn't see on the larger group cruises. We are offering this unique private cruise for parties up to 5 persons on a small comfortable "Salon" boat. You can choose to sit comfortably in- or outside on salon-boat Tzar according to the weather conditions. Our experienced local skippers are the perfect guides to tell you about the history and other interesting stories about this wonderful city. And don't worry we always carry a fully stocked bar with snacks onboard should you want refreshment along the way. We depart from a nice quiet location on the canals in the center of town. Join us for a memorable experience!
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Romantic Amsterdam Canal Tour: Stories of Love and Bubbles

Romantic Amsterdam Canal Tour: Stories of Love and Bubbles

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Enjoy the chance to take in the sights along Amsterdam's canals on this intimate small-group boat tour for up to 10 guests. Ideal for couples, this tour includes a boat and a dedicated guide, who is on hand to provide fascinating facts and interesting stories as they guide you through the city. Revel in the peaceful atmosphere and scenery while sipping your drink, nibbling Dutch snacks, and enjoying your partner's company.
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Mini Private Romantic Canal tour Amsterdam for 2

Mini Private Romantic Canal tour Amsterdam for 2

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Looking for a more Romantic activity on the Amsterdam Canals? Our Mini Private Romantic Canal Tour is perfect for you and your partner. Discover Amsterdam during an intimate journey along the canals. Picture this: You and your partner snuggled together. The sound of water lapping softly against the sides of the boat as we drift beneath Amsterdam’s iconic bridges and past its magnificent 17th-century canal houses. Against this picturesque backdrop, your guide shows you the intimate side of the city. Sharing stories that speak to the heart: tales of love, and details of the art and architecture that make Amsterdam such an open-air museum. Brought to life with a carefully chosen selection of music. The heart opens in silence so we will sail on a silent solar-powered electric boat. And the end of the tour we will leave you and your partner set for a cosy evening together.
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  • 50 minutes
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