Channelroute I bike routes Amsterdam
Starting from central station:
Prins Hendrikkade, walk through Oudezijds Kolk to Museum Amstelkring and back, Oude Waal-Binnenkant, Oude Schans, Houtkopersburgwal-Nieuwe Uilenburgstraat, Jodenbreestraat, Mr. Visserplein, Muiderstraat, Plantage Parklaan, Hortus Plantsoen, Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel, Hoge Brug, Amstel, Herengracht, Reguliersgracht, , Keizersgracht, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, Herengracht, Huidenstraat, Leidsegracht, Keizersgracht, Berenstraat, Prinsengracht, Reestraat, Hartenstraat, Herengracht, Brouwersgracht, Singel, Prins Hendrikkade, Centraal Station.
A. Central Station (1889). The architect, P.J.H. Cuyers, also designed the Rijksmuseum.
B. Saint Nicolaas Church (1887). Saint Nicolaas has been the patron of Amsterdam since the medieval.
C. Schreierstoren. This tower served as defence tower of the city wall from 1487-1532.
D. Waag (1488). Originally build as ‘Sint Antoniespoort’, the last remaining port of the medieval city wall. The port is part of the seawall and separated the salt and fresh water. In 1614 the city expanded and the port lost its function and was turned into a weight house (waag).
E. Channel museum Amstelkring (1663). Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40. Open: Mon-Sat 10-17, Sun 13-17. The attic of this House served as a hidden church named ‘Ons Lieve Heer op Solder‘. Catholics were not allowed to practise their beliefs in churches, this because of the in 1578 imposed Protestant religion. The Catholics could not practise their beliefs for two centuries.G. Scheepvaarthuis (1916). Building is constructed in the style of the Amsterdamse School.
F. Montelbaanstoren (1606). Defence tower, part of the city expansion that took place in 1585.
H. Museumhaven (museum harbour). Historic barges in their original state. Eye catchers are the VOC replica ‘Amsterdam’, Nemo and ARCAM the Architecture Centre Amsterdam.
I. Gassan Diamonds. Initial diamond processor from 1878, daily tours are for free.
J. Channel museum Het Rembrandthuis. Jodenbreestraat 4, open: Mon-Sat 10-17, Sun 13-17. Rembrandt van Rijn lived and worked in this house in the period 1639-1658. The 17th century interior has been restored in its former glory and decorated with furniture, objects and paintings from the period of the master. The museum possesses an almost complete collection of Rembrandts world famous etchings, a selection can be seen.
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