Grachtengordel (Amsterdam)

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Amsterdam Canal District
Grachtengordel Amsterdam
World Heritage Site
Photo of the city centre of Amsterdam
Photo of the city centre of Amsterdam
Location of the Canal District in Amsterdam
Location of the Canal District in Amsterdam
Country  Netherlands
Province North Holland
COROP Amsterdam
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 1349
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2010 (37th Session)

Grachtengordel (English: The Amsterdam Canal District) is a neighborhood in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The seventeenth-century canals of Amsterdam, located in the center of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in August 2010.[1] The area around the city's main canals - Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsensgracht - is an international icon of urban planning and architecture, that is still intact after four centuries.

The area is known for its small bridges going over the canals and 17th-century canal homes. The Anne Frank House is located in the Grachtengordel neighborhood.[2]

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  1. ^ "Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  2. ^ Martin Dunford (2010). The Rough Guide to The Netherlands. Penguin. pp. 70–71. ISBN 978-1-84836-882-8. 

Coordinates: 52°22′01″N 4°51′52″E / 52.36706°N 4.8645°E / 52.36706; 4.8645