DSC00334, Canal Cruise, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Amsterdam Picture

DSC00334, Canal Cruise, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rather than large palaces and churches, Amsterdam is known for its private houses that comprise so much of the inner city’s 700 hectares (1729 acres). The total of approximately 7000 private homes, now classified and protected as monuments, is a testimony to the city’s importance as a merchant centre in the 17th and 18th century. The trademark of Amsterdam remains the private house; each with its own specific roof, door and facade.

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