Narrow Houses

  • The house with the world’s narrowest front is only 39 inches (1 meter) wide! This house, located on the Singel canal in Amsterdam, is barely wider than the front door. However, the rear portions of the house expand to more ordinary house dimensions.
  • Of houses that never broaden out, the narrowest in Europe is also in Amsterdam, a mere 6.6 feet (2.0 meters) wide and 20 feet (6 meters) deep. That’s about the same living area as an average-sized home swimming pool!
Narrowest house in the world

This building at Singel 7, Amsterdam, is often labelled as the narrowest house in the world.
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