Reguliersgracht

Canal in Southern Canal Ring

Crossing Herengracht, Keizersgracht & Prinsengracht canals, this, the prettiest of Amsterdam's waterways, was dug in 1658 to link the Herengracht with the canals further south. The canal is famous for its seven bridges, though if you stand where it crosses Herengracht, you can count 15 bridges in all directions. The houses lining the canal are a decorative feast of gables and adornments. Reguliersgracht was named after an order of monks whose monastery was located nearby.

Where Prinsengracht crosses Reguliersgracht, there is a house with a statue of a stork outside – the dwelling once belonged to a midwife.

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