- Canal houses
One of the photo’s I’ve shot last week, this photo is featuring the Amsterdam canal houses. These canal houses normally are very small but also pretty high and deep. This is due the fact that taxes were based on the width of the houses. The entrance and doorbell have their own floor, the so called ‘bell floor’. This was a precaution for the danger of floods which were possible. The hook attached above the attic window was mainly used to lift goods.
Amsterdam is full of these views and definitely a place in the Netherlands which has beautiful old architecture. Always when I’m roaming the streets of one of the older Dutch cities I wonder how the city would look and feel when it was at its best. At the golden age of Holland starting in the 1600’s.
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Camera: Nikon D3300
Exposure: 1/250 sec at f/4.0
Focal length: 26mm