Amsterdam - Western Canal Ring (PDF Chapter)
This is the Western Canal Ring chapter from Lonely Planet’s Amsterdam guide-book.
This whole area is a Unesco World Heritage site and although the neighbourhood is loaded with high-profile sights, half the charm here is simply soaking up the atmosphere: from the street, from a boat, from a rooftop balcony or from cafe terrace.
- contemplate the amazing life and tragic death of Anne Frank, the most famous Dutch girl in history, in the poignant ‘secret annexe’ of the house where she and her family hid from the Nazis
- browse the speciality shops along the compact and captivating Negen Straatjes criss-crossed by picturesque canals
- scale the bell tower, see the Netherlands’ largest nave and catch a carillon recital in West-erkerk
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.
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