|Houses are narrow but long and tall. The wider the house, the higher the tax.|
A hook at the top of the house is used to pull up or lower down heavy items through the large windows,
a method still used to this day.
|Houses did not have numbers until the 1800s.|
Residences were distinguished by the design of the glass above the front door.
The lower door in the middle was for servants.
|Before houses were numbered, a tradesman could distinguish his residence by a plaque.|
|The houses along the canals have been esthetically maintained over the centuries.|
Amsterdam is below sea level. The houses shift and lean.