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- Amsterdam City Centre
- Red Light District
- Dam Square
- Ziggo Dome
- Rembrandt Square
- Anne Frank House
- Olympic Stadium
- Van Gogh Museum
- RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre
- Flower Market
- Amsterdam Museum
- Heineken Experience
- Madame Tussauds
- DeLaMar Theater
- Stedelijk Museum
- Rembrandt House Museum
- Heineken Music Hall
What you should know about Canal Ring
The Grachtengordel, or Canal Ring area, is quintessential Amsterdam. In 1615, the series of canals were designed to radiate in a semi-circle, providing transportation for goods, public defense, city drainage, and creating a great deal of prime waterfront property. Back in the 17th century, the wealthy merchants and traders built the most stately homes along the canals. Today, the area maintains the tradition of being high-priced real estate, but many of the homes are now coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and stores. The Canal Ring is a lively, bustling center of activity. Let Hotels.com help you find hotels around Canal Ring, Amsterdam. Photos and reviews of the listings help you sort through available rooms, and you'll also find detailed information about the attractions closest to each property. Book rooms on Hotels.com to ensure you'll get the accommodations you really want.
What's Canal Ring, Amsterdam Like?
The Canal Ring is composed of several main canals, with smaller waterways intersecting them. Use a map when navigating this area to avoid getting hopelessly lost. Bicycles are one of the main forms of transportation here, and they are everywhere. Watch and listen for cyclists to avoid mishaps. The trams are another easy way to get around, and are relatively inexpensive if you get a pass. You can also rent a paddle boat to float along the canals, or take one of the many and various cruises that regularly ply the canals. Houseboats are everywhere along the waterways. There's even one that's designated just for the city's stray cats. In the winter, if the canals freeze solid, you can lace up a pair of ice skates and glide along the frozen paths with the locals. World class museums are located throughout the Canal Ring area, and should not to be missed.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Canal Ring, Amsterdam
Residents of Amsterdam nearly all speak English, but they will be thrilled and amused if you do try a few phrases in Dutch. They'll also respect you if you try some of their favorite foods, like chips with mayonnaise and Indonesian-style curried goat. Amsterdam is an open, tolerant city. Keep your voice low and your patience high, and you'll get along fine. Locals may seem standoffish at first. They aren't overly emotional types, but they do welcome conversation if you take the time to introduce yourself. If you worry about your safety when sampling the nightlife, sign up to join a club crawl, where you'll be with a crowd of new friends trying out all the most exciting bars and dance clubs.
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