Historical Amsterdam Curated

Historical Amsterdam Curated

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Top 5 tall buildings in Amsterdam before 1950

Although Amsterdam never was a city known for an obsession with the perpendicular, the city had an impressive skyline since the late Renaissance. From the 17th century until the 19th century Amsterdam’s skyline had an uniquely harmonious look, which was the result of one architect

Gijsbrecht van Amstel

The successful but young city of Amsterdam needed the narrative of a glorious past. Joost van den Vondel found it with his Gijsbrecht van Amstel.

Top 5 Amsterdam by night

The days are shortening during the last months of the year. A good moment to explore Amsterdam by night. How wonderful the city can be

Birth certificate of Amsterdam

The First Amsterdammer

The first document mentioning Amsterdam  – dated 1275 – marks the end of the pre-historical unwritten story of the city. How did Amsterdam look, just

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