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Museum of the Canals

The history of Amsterdam and the canals

To understand the soul of Amsterdam, you have to understand its grachten, those famous canals, which have been a tool to trade, travel, create and celebrate life for centuries. Today, the 17th-century canal belt remains one of the most compelling reasons tourists want to see the fair city, and the Museum of the Canals ( Het Grachtenhuis) tells the story of Amsterdam’s waterways in a most compelling way. An exciting journey through 400 years of history awaits you in a monumental canal house on Herengracht.


Canal Belt

Discover Amsterdam

The canal belt is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Let us guide you through this pretty part of Amsterdam with hot-spots and must-sees!

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