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The Amstel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“nice river” (6 reviews)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed yesterday

You will be guided down the Amstel if you take one of the canal tours. There are many things to see along the canal and you can mark them on a map for easy reference so that you can come back to them.

Thank Chris500
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the only natural waterway in Amsterdam. walk around and blend in with the locals, take a cruse and enjoy old Amsterdam.

Thank Omar O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amsterdam has its name from this river. I frecommend you take a free ferry to NDSM and drop by the submarine there, my first one I saw and checkout the pllek restaurant as a nice evening activity.

Thank psibot
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very pretty area. Safe walking streets and good eating surround this area. Really enjoyed seeing the river that gave Amstel Beer it's name. :)

Thank karaandwill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enclosed river boat sails you along so you take in all the sights and listen to a history of the river. very pleasant experience

Thank Scootle
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a boat tour down the Amstel and it was very neat to see and hear about the history. Totally worth checking out one of the many boat tours offered.

Thank Keli K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This river flows through the centre of Amsterdam with lots of people making their home on it in the many houseboats.

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we finally learned where Amsterdam got its name from, really quite obvious, during our canel cruise with Friendship. Take a small boat and see it from the water!

Thank Rudy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this river. This river is flowing thru'out Amsterdam. Its really kept clean and one can love doing boating in this river.

Thank aarti_rele
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't pass by the chance to take a cruise here. Learn how Amsterdam got its name and why the beer is called it too.

Thank edkemp2002
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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