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The narrowest house in the world, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
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erato's pictureby erato General travel tip
added on the 24th of April, 2009
If you are in Amsterdam take a look at the narrowest house in the world, it is one meter wide (3,5 feet), only a little bit wider than a front door (to be honest this is the back part of the house, the front is a little wider).

It looks like it's squashed by the two neighboring houses but actually these narrow houses have to lean on each other because of their narrow foundation. One can find the house in the Centrum of Amsterdam, along the Singel canal at nr.7.

Unfortunately one cannot get inside the house because it's private property and there are people living in it. I wonder how thin must they be? :)

Address:
Singel Nr.7
1012 Amsterdam

Price:
Free, but you can see it only from the outside.

Opening Hours:
Any time.

How to get there:
It is alongside the Singel canal of Amsterdam, the innermost main canal of the city, right next to the city center.

 
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zlori's picture
zlori wrote on Jan 27, 2010 6:57:
Wow, not kidding? People are living in there? Hmm, ok, it's 1 meter wide but how long is the narrowest house of the world?
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