Amstel is the river from which Amsterdam took its name. It became the heart of the city after the river was dammed. From the ... More
Amstel is the river from which Amsterdam took its name. It became the heart of the city after the river was dammed. From the south, the river runs into town up to the town hall, near Waterloo and Munt squares. Then it branches off into several different streams throughout the city canals. At night, the river banks of the Amstel are a delightful place to enjoy the city lights.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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