Destination Amsterdam (part 3).

One of my motivations for visiting Amsterdam was to see some of the classical architecture and homes that surround the gorgeous canals. These buildings are easily recognizable because they’re tremendously narrow, and most of them are constructed in a Neck Gable (when you look at the front-facing exterior of the homes, it looks like a literal neck shape at the top), Clock Gable, Step Gable (shaped like steps) or Bell Gable (named appropriately because the top facade is shaped like a church bell). Most of these canal houses date back to the 17th century, and became tremendously popular as the Netherlands experienced an economic boom.