Archive for August, 2017

30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses – Day 21

August 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Roof art.

Notice the globe at the top of the building. Not too many houses have artwork on the roof though. I can see the back side this one from my office too.

Roof art

Roof art (2)

30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses – Day 20

August 20, 2017 Leave a comment

The basement entrance.

Yes, there are half-basements in Amsterdam, which means you probably live below water level. Not every building has them, but it’s pretty common to see these entrances. At the base of the building I work, the basement is used by a store that designs men’s short pants.

Half-basement entrance

30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses – Day 19

August 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Street names of the corner buildings.

Most corners have signs for both street names posted, and when it’s not there you have to look around at the other corners.


30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses – Day 18

August 18, 2017 2 comments

Roof access.

Notice the ladder at the top of this building, which you can get to by crawling out of the window. How would you like to have to do that?

Roof access

30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses – Day 17

August 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Ornate fronts.

Zoom into the front of this building and you’ll see all of the details and nice work that’s gone into it. Also, this is a large building, not the skinny houses, which is unique.

Ornate fronts

30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses – Day 16

August 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Ugly, or at least confused. architecture.

Yes, it happens. Not all homes on the canals look really nice; probably after a few remodels.

Confused architecture

30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses – Day 15

August 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Multiple styles.

If you haven’t noticed by now, all different styles of houses get packed in together, although they’re generally all tall and skinny.

Multiple styles in a row

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