Zuiderkerk, in the heart of the city center, allows visitors a chance to see a detailed picture of the city planning and ... More
Zuiderkerk, in the heart of the city center, allows visitors a chance to see a detailed picture of the city planning and housing in Amsterdam through the ages. The permanent section of the exhibition gives a complete view of the urban development of the city from the Middle Ages to the present day. Temporary exhibitions concerning new plans for the city are also staged. This is all illustrated by means of scale-models, drawings, photos and slides. Several architectural walks through Amsterdam are available here in a number of languages. Zuiderkerk was built in the early 17th Century as the first Protestant Church in Holland. The church, built in the Dutch Renaissance style, has a magnificent tower with a carillon. The carillon is played every Thursday between Noon and 1p.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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