De Bazel aan de Vijzelstraat
Grachtengordel van Amsterdam
World Heritage Amsterdam Canal District

World Heritage Amsterdam Canal District - Amsterdam

N 52.364709 / E 4.8922163

Building De Bazel is a particularly characteristic monument and is located in the middle of the ring of canals, Amsterdam's World Heritage Site. Everything you want to know about the history of Amsterdam, and the Canal District in particular, can be found here.

The Amsterdam Canal District is a phenomenon and has captured the imagination for four centuries. The area of no less than 198 hectares was placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2010. Whoever says canal belt probably thinks of the three canals that can be named in alphabetical and topographical order: Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. But the Nieuwe Heren-, Keizers- and Prinsengracht, the Singel and the seven transverse canals are also part of this special area. The total length of the canals measures 14 kilometres and there are as many as 80 bridges. This huge urban planning project with its distinctive crescent shape makes Amsterdam unique in the world.

Exploring De Bazel building is free. The presence of an extensive city bookshop and a lunch venue means you can spend quite a few hours here.

De Bazel aan de Vijzelstraat
Grachtengordel van Amsterdam
Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

The Grachtengordel can be admired day and night. The above opening hours and address relate to the Amsterdam Canal District World Heritage Visitor Centre. Want to know more about UNESCO World Heritage? Visit

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