In 1864 Gerard Adriaan Heineken took over De Hooiberg (the haystack) brewery, at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. This takeover ... More
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 Brouwerij situated at the Stadhouderskade. It has been out of use since 1988. Nowadays it serves as a company museum and a meeting and information center. It shows you the history of Heineken breweries, the horses' stables, a pub, the old copper brewery house, a film theater and exhibitions.
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 ...
The river Amstel was dammed here in the 13th Century. Amstelerdam, a small fishing community, was founded on the banks
of the river. Boats could unload their freight here and alongside the Damrak. When the Nieuwe Kerk was rebuilt ...
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 ...
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