Bickerseiland, Amsterdam

Bickerseiland

This largest of the Western Islands was origi­nally called Voor­eiland (Front Island), created together with the other two Western Islands at the…
Groote Museum, Amsterdam

Groote Museum at Artis Zoo

The Groote Museum from 1850, part of Artis Zoo at Plantage Midden­laan 41 has been completely reno­vated, restored and modernized. It was…
Prinsenhof (Hotel The Grand), Amsterdam

Prinsenhof (The Grand)

The location of Hotel The Grand at Oude­zijds Voor­burg­wal 197-199, between Prinsen­hof­steeg and Agnieten­straat, has a…
Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam

Allard Pierson Collection

Since 2019 the Allard Pierson Museum and the Special Collections of the Univer­sity of Amster­dam have joined forces and are now simply called…
Prinseneiland, Amsterdam

Prinseneiland

Prinsen­eiland (Princes Island) is the smallest of Amster­dam's three Western Islands, created between 1610 and 1624. Origi­nally called…
Old Sloterdijk village , Amsterdam

Old Sloterdijk Village

The former village of Sloter­dijk has been part of the munici­pality of Amsterdam since 1921, now part of the Amsterdam-West borough, about 3 km…
Leidsebosje, Amsterdam

Leidsebosje

This small green strip along Stad­houders­kade near the Leidse­plein is what is left of a centuries old green stretch outside the city walls…
Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam

A Visit to Museum Het Schip

Museum Het Schip (The Ship), dedicated to the Amster­dam School of archi­tecture, is located in the Spaarn­dammer­buurt (Spaarndam…
Lunchcafé De Spiegel, Amsterdam

De Spiegel at Lijnbaansgracht 277

Lunchcafé De Spiegel at Lijn­baans­gracht 277 is a nice and friendly traditional Amsterdam bar which dates back to 1907. It has…
Westerdok, Amsterdam

Westerdok & Westerdokseiland

The Westerdok (Western Dock) is both a water and a street, created in 1834 when, with the construction of the Wester­doks­dam (Western Dock Dam)…
Amstel Hotel, Amsterdam

Amstel Hotel

The luxurious Amstel Hotel at Professor Tulp­plein 1, over­looking the Amstel river near the Sarphati­straat, was designed by architect Cornelis…
Western Islands, Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Western Islands

North of the Jordaan and Haar­lem­mer­buurt neigh­bor­hoods are Amsterdam's three (man-made) Western Islands: Bickers­eiland, Prinsen­eiland…
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