The river Amstel was dammed here in the 13th Century. Amstelerdam, a small fishing community, was founded on the banks of the ... More
Dam Square Monument
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 and the Royal Palace (originally the town hall) was built, the enclosed square served as the city center, both socially and for administrative purposes. The city was governed and law and order was maintained from here, as can be seen in pictures of public executions on a scaffold in front of the town hall. After WWII, the War Memorial was erected in Dam Square, which is now a gathering place for thousands of people and numerous pigeons.
The Waag, located on the Nieuwmarkt square, was part of the old town ramparts. It was first named the Gate
of St. Anthony, built in 1488, which explains the massive towers and the holes in it. In 1614, the ...
For those who admire the Dutch knack of designing, Arcam Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam must be a part of your itinerary. Lectures,
discussion and exhibitions are frequently organized here. Previous discussions have included scientific city planning and developments around the Science ...
The Convent Mgallery ex Sof is a hotel with a unique history. It is situated in the heart of Amsterdam
and is just a 5 minute walk from Central Station, Dam Square and the Royal Palace. The hotel was ...