What Homes Are Like in 15 Places Around the World

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Amsterdam, Holland, canal houses

Part of the United Nations World Heritage, Amsterdam’s canal houses are possibly some of the most instantly recognizable dwellings in the world.

The picture-perfect homes reflect the wealth that flooded the city in the 17th century as Amsterdam grew from a small medieval town to an international city and massive port town.

The houses, all built on nearly identically plots, are narrow but deep, incredibly ornamental, and nearly all designed by the same three architects.

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