Amsterdam’s canal belt gets added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List

August 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm


(Source: Xinhua)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has agreed to add Amsterdam‘s famous canal belt to the World Heritage List, the Dutch government said on Sunday.

The Amsterdam’s canal belt, completed in the 17th century, is unique in the world as an artwork of urban construction and architecture design. It is also an embodiment of Dutch “Golden Century,” a time when Amsterdam had a booming development in politics, economy and culture, said the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

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