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The Amsterdam canals

Amsterdam is known worldwide for its canals. Since 2010 they are even on the Unesco World Heritage List. And that's not without reason. The canals play an important role in the history of the city.  The Amsterdam canals were constructed in the  seventeenth century for various purposes. They had to drain water so that more tracts of land would be suitable for expanding the city, but they were also very important for trade. The import and export of goods went a lot faster by water. Would you like to know more about the history of the Amsterdam canals? Then visit the Museum of the Canals. In the Houseboat Museum Amsterdam on the Prinsengracht you can experience what it is like to live on a houseboat.

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