3D Print Canal House is a unique project where an international team of partners collaborates in ‘research & doing’ linking science, design, construction and community, by 3D printing a canal house at an expo-site in the very heart of Amsterdam. 3D printing a canal house, which has been a symbol of Amsterdam, shows the world how to combine traditional local values with new innovative ideas. The advantages of 3D printing over traditional building techniques include a high level of detail/ornament/variation, modification and customization to fit the user's needs and taste. 3D printing is also an additive manufacturing technique. That means the process goes straight from the raw material to the final product, thus eliminating waste. There are no transport costs, as designs can simply be transferred digitally and printed locally.