The IJ River served as Amsterdam's harbor in the Golden Age. Eventually, the harbor fell into decline, and the buildings, ... More
The IJ River served as Amsterdam's harbor in the Golden Age. Eventually, the harbor fell into decline, and the buildings, warehouses, and shipyards all fell into disuse. In the 1980s, however, Amsterdam had a housing shortage, and the city regained interest in the river's potential. A variety of restructuring programs followed, whereby the designers tried to fuse the remaining structure and character of the harbor with new architecture. The Java and the KNSM island is well worth a visit. It offers a fantastic view over the IJ River and the city.
The Portuguese Israeli Synagogue was built in the period 1670 75 by Elias Bouman. The synagogue is located on the
Mr. Visserplein, a busy roundabout between the Weesperstraat and the motorway leading to the IJ tunnel. This area used ...
This round church which has a dome and an ambulatory along half of its circumference was burnt to the ground
in 1822 in a fire caused by some careless plumbers. It was rebuilt in 1823 by T.F. Suys and ...
Amsterdam's Centraal Station dates from the year 1889, when it was first used for the transport of goods. It was
designed by the architect P.J.H. Cuypers well known in his time, who also designed the Rijksmuseum. The building's foundation ...
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