Canal District

The Canal District is the famous 17th-century district surrounding the of . The whole district is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique cultural and historical value, and its property values are among the highest of the country.

Notable Places in the Area

The is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. Photo: Jose A., CC BY 2.0.

Tourist attraction
or Dam is a town square in , the capital of the . Photo: Sietske, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
or De Walletjes was the largest and best known red-light district in prior to being temporarily shut down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Rungbachduong, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Nieuwe Kerk is a 15th-century in located on , next to the Royal Palace. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

is the ' capital and financial, cultural and creative centre with more than 850,000 inhabitants. Photo: Fabienkhan, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The is the medieval heart of . It is where most foreign visitors arrive and leave, and has a lot of the city's prime attractions. Photo: Swimmerguy269, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a district in the centre of . Photo: Globe-trotter, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Canal District

52.3706° or 52° 22' 14.1" north
4.8884° or 4° 53' 18.4" east
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: حزام القنوات
  • Chinese: 運河區
  • Dutch: Amsterdamse Grachtengordel
  • Dutch: Grachtengordel (Amsterdam)
  • Dutch: Grachtengordel
  • Dutch: grachtengordel van Amsterdam
  • English: Canals of Amsterdam, World Heritage Site
  • English: Grachtengordel
  • English: World Heritage Site Canals of Amsterdam
  • Esperanto: Grachtengordel (Amsterdamo)
  • Esperanto: Grachtengordel
  • Esperanto: Kanaloj de Amsterdamo
  • French: Grachtengordel
  • German: Amsterdamer Grachtengürtel
  • Hebrew: אמסטרדם/חגורת התעלות
  • Hebrew: חרכטנחורדל
  • Italian: Grachtengordel
  • Polish: Grachtengordel
  • Portuguese: Amsterdam/Anel
  • Portuguese: Anel
  • Ukrainian: Грахтенгордель

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