In 2011 Amsterdam’s ring of canals was added to the UNESCO World Heritage sites; a recognition of the unique quality of this 17th century urban build. But what makes the ring of canals so special?

Set against the backdrop of the restoration of one of Amsterdam’s most important buildings, number 386 on the Herengracht, built by Philip Vingboons the documentary will follow the lead-up to the exhibition on the history of the ring-canals planned to open in April 2011, bringing to life the history of the canals, as well as the fascinating history of the building on the Herengracht 386. Foundation Het Grachtenhuis.

Foundation Het Grachtenhuis. Own production/ Production period July 2010 – April 2011