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.
Rijksmuseum, or the State Museum, is considered a true national treasure. Its exhibits include paintings from The Netherlands' 17th century
Golden Age by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Rembrandt's Night Watch is the museum's centerpiece. You'll also ...
Anne Frank and her family went into hiding here on July 6, 1942, and lived in isolation for over two
years. The German occupation removed all the furniture when the inhabitants were detained in 1944. However, films and other ...
In 1864 Gerard Adriaan Heineken took over De Hooiberg (the haystack) brewery, at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. This takeover purchase laid
the foundation for one of the world's largest modern breweries. In 1868 the company started construction of the Heineken ...
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