Cruising the aquatic streets of Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport, reclaiming land to expand the city. They continue to define the city’s landscape as a network of ‘water streets’ and in 2010 Amsterdam’s canal ring was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. Palixa and the Bricks built a canal corner in LEGO, capturing the essentials of the canal, canal house, and two barges. There’s a busy street scene with a florist, book store and a cheese shop on the ground floors and lots more going on inside the modular buildings.

LEGO Modular Buildings: Amsterdam Canal Houses

Each of the buildings has a full interior, with some lovely little builds to furnish the stores in particular. The book store and cheese shop are my own favourites from the array of stores on display.

LEGO Modular Building: Book Shop

LEGO Modular Building: Cheese Shop And Museum

Even the barges are fully furnished, with this particular resident choosing a vibrant interior complete with floral tablecloth in position.

Canal Boats