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This Overview details the canal system of Amsterdam -- known as “Grachten.” In the early 17th century
 

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October 29 · Issue #419 · View online
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This Overview details the canal system of Amsterdam – known as “Grachten.” In the early 17th century, when immigration was at a peak, a comprehensive plan for the city’s expansion was developed with four concentric half-circles of canals emerging at the main waterfront (seen on the right-hand side of this Overview). In the centuries since, the canals have been used for defense, water management, and transport. They remain a hallmark of the city to this day.
52°22'00.0"N, 4°54'00.0"E

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