National Geographic : 1933 Sep
©D.F.Eberhardt FACADES OF PRINCELY OLD AMSTERDAM HOMES OVERLOOK THE TREE-BORDERED CANALS Like Venice, the city stands on numerous small islands connected by bridges. With the Dam at the center, theprincipal canals (grachts) are built inconcentric circles. Streets radiate in all directions, crossing the waterways on stone arches. Many homes have one or two sides facing the water. The Keizersgracht, here shown, is a "main street" of the city.