Located on Waterloo square, opposite the town hall, is the Moses and Aäron church. Initially the property of a Jewish ... More
Mozes and Aäron Church
Located on Waterloo square, opposite the town hall, is the Moses and Aäron church. Initially the property of a Jewish trader, the church was rebuilt between 1837-1841. In 1578 native tradesmen decided to form an alliance with the Prince of Orange, in his revolt against Spain's reign in Holland at that time. The reason for their decision was dissatisfaction with the Catholic rulers in town. They inadequately represented the city of Amsterdam economically and militarily. This consequently meant the end of Catholic supremacy in Amsterdam. The Catholics had to give up many of their possessions and buildings. As a result conventicles (secret chapels of worship) were formed. They were able to practice their dissented religion here.
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 some careless plumbers. It was rebuilt in 1823 by T.F. Suys and ...
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 ...
In 1620 the northern part of the Jordaan welcomed its own church, the Noorderkerk, built in 1620 1623, by Hendrick
de Keyser and his son Pieter. During the Renaissance period the centrifugal geometrical concept of the church was the ...
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