Why are dutch houses so narrow?

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Date created: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 10:38 PM
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Houses in Amsterdam are very narrow because in Medieval times owners would have to pay for the meter of the facade facing the canals. To avoid paying such high taxes, houses were designed to be narrow yet tall and functional. These buildings tend to be narrow, leaning forward and facing the water.

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