Tag: Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam between 1600 and 1700

This is an amazing animation from the Amsterdam City Archives showing the growth of Amsterdam during the Golden Age from 1600 until 1700. It’s the time when the Grachtengordel – the canal belt – was formed. Watch how the city took its actual shape.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvsHvfs3G1M]