Channelroute II bike routes Amsterdam
Continuation of Channelroute I
A. Oude Zeedijk (1380) (Old Sea dyke). Still recognisable by the sloping pavement at the Moses and Aaron Church. The former Zuiderzee (South see) once reached the line Zeedijk-Jodenbreestraat.
B. Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, passageway between the City hall and Muziektheter. See how far below sea level Amsterdam is: The bronze button indicates exactly the sea level (Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, NAP).
C. Hortus Botanicus. This historic (1683) botanic garden has a glass house with three different climate zones.
D. Hermitage Amsterdam, dependence of the famous museum in Saint Petersburg. Next to it is the Amstelhof, build in 1683 as a home for needy elderly people, which will be the new location.
E. Koninklijk Theater Carré (1887)
F. Sluizen (sluices). Two till three times a week the channel water is refreshed at night (‘spuien’).
G. Magere Brug (skinny bridge) (1934, originally 1691).
H. Channel museum Willet-Holthuysen (1672). Herengracht 605. Open: Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat-Sun 11-17. The double house of the family Willet-Holthuysen with the original 18th and 19th century decoration, including an impressing ballroom. The art collection of Abraham Willet with paintings, prints, drawings, ceramic, glassware, silver, furniture and other expensive ornamentals.
I. Amstelveld. The wooden Amstel Church has been build in 1670 and is still in use.
J. Reguliersgracht. The seven bridges over this channel are build in a straight line.
Continue at Channelroute III