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Monuments in Amsterdam

Throughout the time, Amsterdam's history has left many historic homes and buildings, which have become monuments that portray each part of the events of Amsterdam. Many of these monuments have become restored for tourism. Amsterdam has officially recognized 7 000 monuments, including buildings, houses, castles and more. Many of the houses become similar but the difference between them are architectural details that should be examined carefully; these details are distinguished according tothe time they were built.

The historic architecture of the Netherlands is not only reflected in the various monuments that Amsterdam hosts, but also in the urban area of the different streets that run through the city. Amsterdam has a rich culture of architecture and one of its oldest monuments is the Oude Kerk, which is an old church built in 1306; Het Houten Huys with a great example of Gothic architecture built in the year 1425.

By the sixteenth century there was a lot of buildings, homes,entire neighborhoods made of wood which were completely destroyed for the reconstruction of such buildings, creating a new architectural trend Renaissance Amsterdam it self. Taking as its central figure the architect Hendrick de Keyer and as their mainwork is Westerkerk,and coming to the seventeenth century the trend of change to be Baroque architecture, with representatives such as Jacopovan Campen, Vingboons Philip among others.


Most popular monuments

Oudekerk

Oudekerk

It is the oldest parish church of Amsterdam...
The National Monument in Dam Square

The National Monument in Dam Square

It commemorates the casualties of World War II and other conflicts...
Noorderkerk

Noorderkerk

It is a Dutch Reformed Church in Amsterdam designed by Hendrik de Keyser...
Het Huis met de Hoofden

Het Huis met de Hoofden

The house with the Heads has 6 heads decorating the gable roof...
De Vier Heemskinderen

De Vier Heemskinderen

The Four sons of Duke Aymon is a monument to commemorate an Old French Chanson de geste...
Schreierstoren

Schreierstoren

It was built in 15th century and itís said that sailorís wives were weeping...
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