Amsterdam architecture features traditional canal houses and most of them have wide windows. The window tax was introduced in Amsterdam back in the day, which means that a property tax was based on a number of windows in a house. Therefore, it can be seen, that the more windows in the house, then wealthier occupants lived in the building that could obviously afford to pay this window tax. #funfacts#window#windowtax #zhanna#travel#love#mystory#Amsterdam#Holland
The window tax was a property tax based on the number of windows in a house. It was a significant social, cultural, and architectural force in England, France, Ireland and Scotland during the 18th and 19th centuries.