- The center of Amsterdam is shaped like a horseshoe, surrounded by four famous canals called the Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The canals are called 'De Wallen' (the walls) in Dutch, because the canals were once part of the city defenses (walls and moats). To see the city's beautiful gabled houses up close, plan a stroll along one or more of these. There are lots of interesting small shops for browsing and there are also bigger shopping centers. Clusters of shops can be found in the pedestrian-only side streets and in the old post office, which is right behind the central Dam Square, where you also find the Dam Palace.
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- Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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