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“flower market” (41 reviews)
“nice canal” (12 reviews)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is another impressive canal that we strolled around. Go there if you would have time to take another scenic tour.

Thank kappy26
Reviewed 5 days ago

Oldest and innermost of all the canals in the city, the Singel was a defensive moat surrounding the city till the 16th century when the city expanded beyond it. It still has many of Amsterdam's landmarks along its banks like the Centraal station, flower market,...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a hotel on the single. Great location within easy walking distance to everything. The canal has lots of great houses to look at and a lot of restaurants and shops too.

Thank robert k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This canal is the most beautiful one in Amsterdam. Riding a boat in the canal is good. On the other hand it looks beautiful while in walking.

Thank JoyShurjo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This canal encircled the medieval city of Amsterdam and served as a moat around the city from 1480 until 1585, the time when Amsterdam enlarged beyond Singel Canal. Been in this very center of Amsterdam, near the Dam Square, we profited the chance to see...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of you tourist or just back again for some relaxing scenic and food delights. The very best way to see any part of Amsterdam and the out skirts of the city is to start on a bike the first day . Rent a...More

1  Thank tbirdman1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us rented a small boat, for four hours and just drove down the canals, Singel is wonderful, especially in Spring, when the funny trees on every side of every canal starts to bloom, green, and when the sun shines through it, you just...More

1  Thank luciferche
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The Singel, just as much as the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, exudes Amsterdam romance and class. Stand at one of the balustrades on its many bridges and embrace, enjoying a stunning sunset backlighting Amsterdam's many architectural blessings.

1  Thank rutgerek
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Quaint nice area. Lots of good restaurants and cafes. Easy walk from dam square. This will be a better option for food than the touristy options near dam square

1  Thank cath_Spore
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We seemed to have this canal to ourselves that enabled the driver to stop several times for photo opportunities. Therefore a good time to start the cruise is in the morning before 10.00.

Thank Kevin F
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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elizabeth H
would like some recommendations for great food in Singel and where to have waffles and crepes. thank you.
14 April 2017|
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Response from 349Charles25 | Reviewed this property |
The menu is short and all the food is freshly made as ordered and presented with care. The day I visited, the cook was an artist and took extra trouble to serve a beautiful crepe. I don't remember the menu, but I know I... More