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Prinsengracht

City of canals, Prinsengracht is the most extensive and beautiful of Amsterdam  All around you can find old factories, warehouses, old churches, bars … up to the special area of ​​the former working class district ofJordaan.

Named “Prince channel” after William of Nassau, along its route (that you can also do with one of the touristic boats) some of the most interesting attractions of the city cross your path. Just a few meters from the bridge crossing Brouwersgracht, in the north, there is the Noorderkerk, North Church, and if you’re lucky and it¡s weekend you can stop by the market to be mounted next to it and where you can find a little of everything. Following up to the number 263 you will find the legendary Anne Frank House Museum, one of the most visited ones and that is also close to Westermarkt, the Western market. If this is your first time in the city, the houseboats will sure look curious to you. To know more about them, at the Houseboat Museum,  an old 1913 cargo ship will help you clear all your doubts. Proceed to the Courthouse to see the impressive neoclassical building that used to be an orphanage. Ah! and do not forget to stop by the Papeneiland coffee, one of the oldest in the city and where you can rest at ease with wonderful views.

Picture by Aforaseem

By Isabel Sánchez-Vallejo from longoneday.

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