The Agnietenkapel (the Chapel of Holy Agnes) is the only medieval chapel in good condition in Amsterdam. It was built in 1397 ... More
St. Agnes Chapel University Museum (Agnietenkapel Universiteitsmuseum)
The Agnietenkapel (the Chapel of Holy Agnes) is the only medieval chapel in good condition in Amsterdam. It was built in 1397 and rebuilt after a fire in 1470. From the foundation of the Athenaeum Illustre - precursor of the University of Amsterdam—by Vossius and Barlaeus in 1632 the Agnietenkapel was the center of scientific activities. It is now the University's history museum. Portraits of scholars and other famous men are located in the oldest lecture hall in their original settings. The series of portraits was a gift from the local merchant collector Gerardus van Papenbroeck in 1743.
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 careless plumbers. It was rebuilt in 1823 by T.F. Suys and J. ...
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 ...
Tour the Netherlands whilst sitting on a moving platform in the comfort of an aircraft style captain's chair! One can
smell the fields of budding bulbs, wave to Queen Beatrix and see some paintings of Holland's Golden Age, all ...