The Canalside House
Het Grachtenhuis is the perfect gateway to start discovering the history of Amsterdam's ring of canals. Het Grachtenhuis provides the ideal starting point for becoming acquainted with this world-renowned piece of cultural and historical heritage. Following a visit to Het Grachtenhuis, a walk or round trip over Amsterdam's canals by boat reveals all these major cultural and historical sites.
Base of operations
Het Grachtenhuis is the obvious point of departure for visitors to the ring of canals. It houses an interactive exhibition on the nearly four centries old ring of canals. Het Grachtenhuis is the perfect 'base of operations' from which to discover and learn more about the most beautiful part of Amsterdam. Het Grachtenhuis, at Herengracht 386, can easily be reached by taking tramlines 1, 2 or 5 running between Leidseplein and Amsterdam Central Station.