Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The noble canalside houses at Brouwersgracht (©Creativenature NL/iStock)

The Canal Ring

You could spend all day exploring the tree-lined canals along Amsterdam’s dream-like Grachtengordel or ‘Canal Ring’. The beautiful, spindly 17th-century mansions on Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht were built for wealthy merchants, bankers and politicians and taxed for width. Look out for all kinds of curious and elaborate decorations, from sphinxes, swags and busts to beautiful rooftop gables.

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Map of The Canal Ring