Keizersgracht

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In 1586, the authorities decided to dig a network of concentric canals (Grachtengordel) around the cramped historic centre. The Emperor's Canal was christened in honour of Maximilian I, who granted the city the right to bear his arms in 1489. The proliferation of house-boats makes this one of the prettiest canals in the city.

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Keizersgracht, 1015 CN Amsterdam

Nearby tourist attractions

The Northern Canals The Northern Canals
The Northern Canals
Cut from 1586 onwards, these nobly-named
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The House of Heads (Huis met de Hoofden)
The House of Heads (Huis met de Hoofden)
Six heads representing Roman gods
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Jordaan Jordaan
Jordaan
An obvious area for development with the
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Noordermarkt
Noordermarkt
Situated alongside the Prinsengracht
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Northern Church (Noorderkerk)
Northern Church (Noorderkerk)
This church, one of the oldest
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Herengracht Herengracht
Herengracht
The Herengracht or Patricians' Canal is
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The Northern Canals The Northern Canals
The Northern Canals
Cut from 1586 onwards, these nobly-named
2:00
The House of Heads (Huis met de Hoofden)
The House of Heads (Huis met de Hoofden)
Six heads representing Roman gods
0:15
Jordaan Jordaan
Jordaan
An obvious area for development with the
1:30
See all