History of Amsterdam
Amsterdam has a long and eventful history. The origins of the city lie in the 12th century, when fishermen living along the banks of the River Amstel built a bridge across the waterway near the IJ, th...
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The canal ring of Amsterdam: UNESCO World Heritage Site
The canal ring of Amsterdam was an engineering and cultural masterpiece when it was built. It's fitting that it's now included on The World Heritage List
1928 Summer Olympics
The 1928 Summer Olympics (Dutch: Olympische Zomerspelen 1928), officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1928 in Amsterdam, Nethe...
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Stelling van Amsterdam
The UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Defence Line of Amsterdam (in Dutch named Stelling van Amsterdam) is a 135 km long ring of fortifications around Amsterdam, consisting of 42 forts loca...
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Alteratie
The Alteratie (Eng: Alteration) is the name given to the change of power in Amsterdam on May 26, 1578, when the Catholic city government was deposed in favor of a Protestant one. The coup should be se...
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Pachtersoproer
The pachtersoproer was a Dutch rebellion in the 18th century. The origin of the uprising was to be found in the economic malaise of the 1740s. It was the system of the rural tax-collection that brou...
The canal ring of Amsterdam: UNESCO World Heritage Site
The canal ring of Amsterdam was an engineering and cultural masterpiece when it was built. It's fitting that it's now included on The World Heritage List
Canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in ...
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Cornelis Pronk
Cornelis Pronk (10 December 1691 – 28 or 29 September 1759), also known as Cornelis Pronck, was a Dutch draughtsman, painter and porcelain designer. He is known particularly for his numerous drawings ...
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Zwanenburgwal
The Zwanenburgwal is a canal and street in the center of Amsterdam. During the Dutch Golden Age the canal was home to painter Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as philosopher Spinoza lived here. In 2006 it ...
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Montelbaanstoren
The Montelbaanstoren is a tower on bank of the canal Oudeschans in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The original tower was built in 1516 for the purpose of defending the city. The top half, designed by Hendric...
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Arti et Amicitiae
Arti et Amicitiae is the name of a building on the Rokin in Amsterdam. The complex was merged from two separate buildings and given a white neo-classical facade by J. H. Leliman in 1855.
The build...
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List of mayors of Amsterdam
Below is a list of mayors (burgemeesters) of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Since 1824, only one mayor governs Amsterdam at a time. Mayors of Dutch cities are appointed by the cabinet in the name of the...
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Athenaeum Illustre of Amsterdam
Athenaeum Illustre, or Amsterdamse Atheneum, was a city-sponsored 'illustrous school' founded after the beeldenstorm in the old Agnieten chapel on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231 in Amsterdam. Famous sc...
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Anne Frank tree
4°53′4.7″E / 52.375194°N 4.884639°E / 52.375194; 4.884639The Anne Frank tree (Dutch: Anne Frankboom or, incorrectly, Anne Frank boom) was a horse-chestnut tree in the city cen...
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Andries de Graeff
Free Imperial Knight Andries de Graeff (19 February 1611 – 30 November 1678) was a very powerful member of the Amsterdam branch of the De Graeff - family during the Dutch Golden Age. He became a mayor...
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Jacob Dircksz de Graeff
Jacob Dircksz de Graeff (1579/1571 – 6 October 1636) was one of the most illustrious members of the De Graeff family. He was a powerful member of the States Faction, regent and mayor of Amsterda...
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Salomon Koninck
Salomon (de) Koninck (1609 - buried 8 August 1656) was a Dutch painter of genre scenes and portraits, and an engraver.Koninck was born in Amsterdam, the son of a goldsmith, originally from Antwerp, an...
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Vuurtoreneiland
Vuurtoreneiland ("Lighthouse Island") is a small island in the IJmeer, the Netherlands, just off the coast of Durgerdam. The island's main function is as a base for a lighthouse; a military fort on th...
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Walls of Amsterdam
The walls of Amsterdam were built in the Middle Ages to protect the city against attack. The Medieval walls were replaced with a series of bastions in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the walls ...
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Cornelis de Graeff
Cornelis de Graeff, also Cornelis de Graeff van (Zuid-)Polsbroek (15 October 1599 – 4 May 1664) was the most illustrious member of the De Graeff family. He was a mayor of Amsterdam from the Dutch Gol...
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Admiralty of Amsterdam
The Admiralty of Amsterdam was the largest of the five Dutch admiralties at the time of the Dutch Republic. The administration of the various Admiralties was strongly influenced by provincial interes...
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Amstel Brewery
Amstel Brewery (Amstelbrouwerij, [ˈɑmstəlbrʌwəˌrɛi̯]) is a Dutch brewery founded in 1870 on the Mauritskade in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was taken over by Heineken International in 1968, and the bre...
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Fort near De Kwakel
4°47′23″E / 52.236944°N 4.789722°E / 52.236944; 4.789722The Fort bij De Kwakel is a fort that is part of the Stelling van Amsterdam. It's located in the village of De Kwakel. ...
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