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…
Sint Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam

Sint Nicolaaskerk

The Basilica of St. Nicholas, officially called St. Nicholas inside the Walls, with its two prominent towers and 58 m (190 ft) high…
Amstelveld and Amstelkerk, Amsterdam

Amstelveld & Amstelkerk

Because of its explo­sively growing population (from 50,000 to 160,000), Amsterdam needed yet another expansion in 1662 (called Vierde Uitleg or Fourth…
House with the Stork, Reguliersgracht, Amsterdam

The House with the Stork

At Reguliers­gracht 92, corner with the Prinsen­gracht, you can see a small red house with a statue of a stork in a niche on the façade.…
Inside the Royal Palace, Amsterdam

Inside the Palace on Dam square

What is now the Royal Palace on Dam square was once Amsterdam's proud over­stated city hall, meant to show to the world how important the city was.…
Transformer columns or pepper shakers, Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Pepper Shakers

Yes, you better believe it: Amsterdam has lots of pepper shakers on its streets. You have probably seen them every­where, without really registering…
Amstel Locks, Amsterdam

The Amstel Locks

A complex of locks in the Amstel river, between Prinsen­gracht and Singel­gracht, in front of Theater Carré (the theater is from 1887), is called…
Van Gogh museum, Amsterdam, books

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum between Paulus Potter­straat and Museum­plein 6, opened in 1973. It was designed by architect Gerrit Rietveld and…
Aalsmeerder Veerhuis, Amsterdam

Aalsmeerder Veerhuis

The Aalsmeerder Veer­huis (Aalsmeer Ferry House) from 1634 at Sloter­kade 21-22 was previously an inn named "De Bonte Os" (The Piebald Ox).…
Housing block Het Schip, Amsterdam

Housing Complex Het Schip

The Amsterdam School, a Dutch archi­tectural style from the beginning of the 20th century, is characte­rized by the three­dimen­sional…
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