historical

Amsterdam has some 800 years of history behind it. The 16th and 17th centuries made a particular mark on the city and it’s this historic period that attracts so much public recognition. But fans of historical architecture and development can also find discover a great number of historic figures and places from subsequent periods.

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Open Garden Days

Herengracht
1017 BZ AMSTERDAM
Diverse grachtentuinen
14/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
For one weekend only, visit the pristine gardens of some of Amsterdam’s finest canal houses and experience the quiet oases during ...

Flower market

Singel
1012 WP AMSTERDAM
Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam
06/06/2016 - 31/12/2020
The Singel flower market is one of Amsterdam’s most colourful attractions. The small shops are located inside a row of floating ba...

Brewery de Prael

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30
1012 GD AMSTERDAM
Despite modern equipment, the brewing process at Amsterdam’s Brewery de Prael keeps up centuries-old traditions. Organic grains an...

Snippendaal Garden

Plantage Middenlaan 2A
1018 DD AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam’s Hortus Botanicus (botanical garden) was founded in 1638 as the Hortus Medicus, a medicinal herb garden. Herbs were of ...

The Bierkade and Weerwal

Bierkade 7
1441 AH PURMEREND
The Bierkade (Beer Quay) has a colourful history, in fact the name says it all. In the 17th century, many beer traders were locate...