The Canal Belt

Monument & Heritage Always Open (possibly closed due Covid-19 restrictions)

Built during the Dutch Golden age in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s Canal Belt is a fascinating network of canals located in the center of the city. Lined with cute cafes and more than 80 bridges, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to 4 main canals including the Singel, the Herengracht, the Keizersgracht, and the Prinsengracht.

Whether you wish to admire the beauty of the 17th-century houses, hop on one of the canal cruises and experience the canals from a different perspective, or just spend the entire day walking around and enjoying the scenery, the Canal Belt is an ideal place to kick-off your Amsterdam travel itinerary.

Shopaholics visiting the Canal Belt should visit the popular 9 streets, a popular shopping area with numerous boutiques, second-hand shops, and authentic Dutch dining establishments.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands