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Central Canal Ring

Amsterdam’s three great canals, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, are at their most impressive in this central section of the Grachtengordel, which culminates in the stretch known as the Golden Bend, where the wealthiest Amsterdammers built stately houses in the 1660s. Designed and decorated by the best architects of the day, such as Philips Vingboons, the mansions built here were often twice the width of standard canal houses. Nowadays, many of these buildings are occupied by institutions. One of these opulent houses, Het Grachtenhuis, is now a museum, tracing the history of the construction of the triple canal ring. ...

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