Amsterdam’s canal ring on World Heritage List
Since August 1st 2010 the Amsterdam’s canal ring is placed on Unesco’s World Heritage List.
For centuries the fame of these 17th century canals has extended far beyond the Dutch frontiers. The technical innovation with the semi-circular design, the water management system and the sheer size of the area, make the canal ring an urban phenomenon that is without equal in the rest of the world. The ring of canals is an architectural complex of world significance. The entire area is about 160 hectares in surface area, the total length of the canals is some 14 kilometres, with an astonishing 80 bridges.