The western corner tower of the former Regulier's Gate was built around 1490. Regulier's Gate was part of the old ... More
Munttower and Munt Square
The western corner tower of the former Regulier's Gate was built around 1490. Regulier's Gate was part of the old town rampart. It became obsolete when the city expanded its borders southwards at the end of the sixteenth century. After the great fire of 1618, the lower part was left intact. The city allowed architect Hendrick de Keyser to reconstruct the wooden upper part. The brothers Hemony, famous for their bell-foundry, were commissioned to make the carillon.
The House Boat museum also known as the Woonbootmuseum, is located on the Hendrika Maria, a former commercial sailing ship
built in 1914. On board, the visitor obtains information on the nature of this special lifestyle, living on a ...
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 ...
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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