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

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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)
The carved heads of six Roman gods
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Jordaan
Jordaan
An obvious area for development with the
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Noordermarkt
Noordermarkt
The Northern Market has been in
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Northern Church (Noorderkerk)
Northern Church (Noorderkerk)
This church was built in 1623. Begun by
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Herengracht
Herengracht
The Herengracht or Patricians' Canal is
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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)
The carved heads of six Roman gods
0:15
Jordaan
Jordaan
An obvious area for development with the
1:30
See all