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The Leidsegracht is a canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
It is a cross-canal in Amsterdam-Center that connects Herengracht, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgracht and flows into the Singelgracht at Marnixstraat.

The Leidsegracht was part of the Expansion of Amsterdam and marked the border between the first and the second phase of the construction of the Grachtengordel .
Between 1615 and 1658, the Leidsegracht was the southern boundary of the city.
The canal got its name in 1658 and is named after the city of Leiden.


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