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Lesser-known Amsterdam sights

If you've ticked off all of Amsterdam's biggest sights and attractions, it's time to delve deeper into the city's rich history, unique stories and hidden gems.

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Aletta Jacobs

Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929), the first female doctor in the Netherlands and an advocate for women’s rights, lived here from 1876 to 1879. She studied fo...

Amstelstation

Both Muiderpoort station and Amstel station, designed by architect Schelling, came into use on the same day: 15 October 1939, exactly 50 years after t...

Andries de Graeff

This house, ‘De Keyzershoedt’ (The Emperor’s hat), was the birthplace of Andries de Graeff (1611-1678), mayor of Amsterdam, art collector and patron o...

Badhuistheater

The bathhouse on the Andreas Bonnstraat (street) was considered to have the ideal bathhouse design in the 1920’s. It was the first free standing bathh...

Javaplein/ Badhuys

The bathhouse the Javaplein (square) in the Indische Buurt (neighbourhood) is one of the last municipal bathhouses to be built. Most of the bathhouse...

Bellamyplein

The area around the current Bellamyplein (square) used to be a rural, water rich area with sawmills and polder houses. From 1880, building work gradua...

Berlagebrug

A new bridge across the Amstel (river) at the Amstellaan (avenue), now the Vrijheidslaan was needed to connect the new neighbourhoods of Plan Zuid, Be...