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Amsterdam canals on World Heritage List

The Amsterdam canals are on World Heritage List.

UNESCO has named The 17th century Amsterdam canal World Heritage in the night from Saturday to Sunday, according to a spokeswoman for the UN World Heritage Committee.

The brand new world heritage is a cultural location of exceptional value with an international perspective, according to the UN Commission.

The municipality of Amsterdam responded happily. ”We’re very happy. This is a recognition of the cultural and historical value of the canals, said a spokesman responsible for Amsterdam Monuments.

”It’s a compliment to the city of Amsterdam in the past and today that has maintained the canals. The canals is a symbol for Amsterdam.”

The ring of canals was built in the 17th century in Amsterdam. In the Golden Age, Amsterdam was a prosperous city and a global center.

Therefore, the city invested in the construction of the canal belt in both housing and respect. The construction of the canal belt was made as an architectural work of art.

The Amsterdam ring of canals is the ninth world heritage in the Netherlands. Other locations on the list include the Wadden Sea, the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht, the windmills of Kinderdijk and the former island of Schokland.

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