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Amsterdam for Free: Summer Edition

Amsterdam on the Water

Summer is the best time to make the most of Amsterdam with the least expense.

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Amsterdam Travel Spotlight10

Architects of Amsterdam: Pierre Cuypers

P.J.H. (Pierre) Cuypers (1827-1921), a prolific architect and restorer of churches, was the architect behind two of Amsterdam's most famous landmarks: Central Station and the Rijksmuseum.

Architects of Amsterdam: Hendrick de Keyser

Hendrick de Keyser (1565-1621) is the man behind some of the most iconic architecture in Amsterdam.

Ronde Lutherse Kerk (Round Lutheran Church)

The conspicuous dome of the Ronde Lutherse Kerk (Round Lutheran Church) in Amsterdam arrests the attention of passersby who stumble upon this 17th-century canal-side monument.

Amstelkerk & Amstelveld (Amstel Church & Amstel Field)

350 years after it was erected as a crude, temporary church, the wooden Amstelkerk (Amstel Church) still stands on the picturesque Amstelveld (Amstel Field).

Noorderkerk & Noordermarkt (Northern Church & Northern Market)

Architect Hendrick de Keyser's Noorderkerk (Northern Church) is the first purpose-built Protestant church in Amsterdam, and takes pride of place on the popular Noordermarkt square.

Van Brienenhofje (Van Brienen Courtyard)

The Van Brienenhofje (Van Brienenhofje) is a courtyard surrounded on all sides by monumental almshouses in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

De Duif (The Dove), a Monumental Church in Amsterdam

Catholic church De Duif was the first non-Protestant church to be built after the Reformation, and its second, Baroque iteration is now a monument on the Prinsengracht (canal), Amsterdam.

Monumental Canal Architecture of the Keizersgracht, Amsterdam

A narrative tour of the top architectural monuments on the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam's historic canals.

What Is the Oldest House in Amsterdam?

Passers-by would never notice that the oldest house in Amsterdam - just around the corner from the city's oldest architecture, the Oude Kerk (Old Church) - lies invisible behind a 19th-century facade on the popular Warmoesstraat.

Keizersgrachtkerk (Keizersgracht Church)

The Keizersgrachtkerk (Keizersgracht Church), an ecumenical church and erstwhile seat of the Low German Reformed Church (Dolerende), translates Venetian Gothic to the canals of Amsterdam.

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