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Windows coat the facades of most canal houses to bring in as much light as possible. Merchants conducted business in their offices on the first floor, lived in their homes on the next two levels, and stored merchandise in the pitched-roofed attics. We were lucky enough to visit on the day of a historical house tour (note the long line), so we got to see inside some of the homes along Herrengracht, the poshest canal in Amsterdam.

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