Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam

Brouwersgracht

The Brouwersgracht (Brewers Canal) marks the border of the canal belt in the northwest and is considered one of the more beautiful canals in Amsterdam,…
Bullebakssluis and Raampoort, Amsterdam

Bullebakssluis & Raampoort

The Bullebakssluis (Bully Lock) is the name of a former lock between Lijn­baans­gracht and Singel­gracht at the far end of Bloem­gracht,…
Rokin, Amsterdam, west part1

The West Side of Rokin, Part 1

A short history of Amsterdam's Rokin was already out­lined in the blog post "The east side of Rokin", which holds the uneven numbers. The west…
The east side of Rokin, Amsterdam

The East Side of Rokin

The Rokin, between Dam and Munt­plein, is part of the original Amstel river bank, first simply called Amstel. Near Dam square a dam had been built…
Waalseiland, Amsterdam

Waalseiland

Close to the city center and bordering on the water of the Oosterdok, wedged between the Lastage neigh­bor­hood and the former island Rapenburg…
Damrak, Amsterdam

Damrak

The first Amsterdam street you encounter when arriving from Central Station is Damrak, which runs from Prins Hendrik­kade to Dam square. On the…
Hotel De L'Europe, Amsterdam

De L’Europe Amsterdam

At Nieuwe Doelen­straat 2-14 is the iconic hotel De L'Europe from 1896, where the Amstel river flows into the Rokin. This five-star…
Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

Nieuwe Kerk

The Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), next to the Royal Palace on Dam square, was the second Catholic church in Amsterdam, its history started in 1380…
Pavilion Welgelegen, Haarlem

Pavilion Welgelegen in Haarlem

Villa Welgelegen is located at the north end of the public park Haar­lemmer­hout in Haar­lem, 40 km (25 mi) west of Amsterdam, near…
Reguliersgracht 57 and 63, Amsterdam

Reguliersgracht 57 and 63

Two out of the ordinary houses in chalet style on Reguliers­gracht with an inter­esting history help to shed some light on the important work of…
Rozengracht, Amsterdam

Rozengracht

The Rozengracht (Roses Canal) is a former canal from the 17th century in Amsterdam's Jordaan neigh­bor­hood. In 1890 it was filled in (as…
Rijksmuseum building, Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Building

When the neogothic Rijksmuseum building on Museumplein opened in 1885, the design met with quite a bit of criticism in the mostly Protestant country. Catholic…
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