This begins a six post series on the architecture and culture of Amsterdam. This summer I was there for a few days in May on my way to Samos Greece and then for a week’s stay on my return form Samos. I learned from a Dutch friend of direct charters from Amsterdam to Samos so we decided to make it our transfer port.
I was struck by the beautiful architecture of this city that lives well with water. My hometown of New Orleans could learn a great deal from the Dutch. This post covers the very large windows found on the homes and businesses that line the canals. When these house were constructed that made the window openings and then built the rest of the walls around them. Because of the very narrow staircases, the old houses have cranes at the their top. After the windows you will see a few of them. Here is the collection.