The Netherlands' most renowned church has been the source of inspiration for many musicians. The famous tower was completed ... More
The Netherlands' most renowned church has been the source of inspiration for many musicians. The famous tower was completed in 1638, its bells manufactured by the renowned François Hemony foundry in 1658. Though the Protestant community owned Westerkerk, the tower was the property of the local authorities and served as a lookout. This marks the site of Rembrandt's burial, as well as the marriage of Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus. For Anne Frank, the ringing of the clock was a beacon of hope during World War II.
Madame Tussaud Scenerama is housed in a very large building in the center of Amsterdam. It is spread over four
floors. An entire section is devoted to Dutch history, and more specifically, the history of Amsterdam. Many European celebrities, ...
The Waag, located on the Nieuwmarkt square, was part of the old town ramparts. It was first named the Gate
of St. Anthony, built in 1488, which explains the massive towers and the holes in it. In 1614, the ...
The Begijnhof lies hidden away from the noisy shopping street Kalverstraat, next to the Amsterdam Museum. Most of the houses
in the area were built in the 17th century; the oldest house in Amsterdam made of wood, dating from ...