Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) in Amsterdam

Visit the widest canal in the inner city of Amsterdam, the Emperor's Canal

Visit the widest canal in the inner city of Amsterdam, the Emperor's Canal | Photo credit: Jorge Lscar/flickr

Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) Overview

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One of the main canals of Amsterdam, Emperor's Canal has been named after Emperor Maximilian of Austria. With a width of 31 meters, it is the widest canal in the inner city. Summers are a good time for sailing on this canal and in winters, when it freezes, it becomes a popular spot for ice skating for both tourists and locals.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)