The Canal Belt area
The Canal Belt is a ring of canals in the city centre of Amsterdam or actually the Canal Belt has the shape of a horseshoe. The main canals are Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. Most canals were dug in the 17th century during the Golden Age, at first for water management and later on for transport. Nowadays Amsterdam has 165 canals.
Sandeman’s New Amsterdam offers a free walking tour of 3 hours. Their expert guides work on a tips-only basis. Amongst others they will show you the widest bridge and narrowest house of Amsterdam. The tour starts in front of the National Monument at Dam Square at 10:00, 11:15 and 14:15.
Not to be missed
A stay in the Canal Belt offers easy access to the best the city has to offer. Our popular Canal Belt apartments can be viewed below – fill in your dates in the search bar to check whether your choices are available. Our support team is always on hand to help with any questions on the areas, transport or our canal view apartments.
Most popular Canal Belt apartments