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…
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…
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