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Amsterdam Church Buildings

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Date built: 1631
Westerkerk Amsterdam Church Building Westerkerk Building in The Netherlands Westerkerk on Prinsengracht canal
Westerkerk (English: Western Church) is a Reformed church within Dutch Protestant church in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is next to Amsterdam’s Jordaan district, on the bank of the Prinsengracht canal.

Nieuwe Kerk
Date built: circa 1400
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The Nieuwe Kerk (Dutch for ‘New Church’) is a 15th-century church in Amsterdam located on Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace. Formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parish, it now belongs to the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

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The Nieuwe Kerk is no longer used for church services but is used as an exhibition space. It is also used for organ recitals. There is a café in one of the buildings attached to the church that has an entrance to the church (during opening hours).

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Modern churches in Osdorp, north west of the Dutch capital city:
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Munttoren – junction of Singel, Vijzelstraat and Amstel
Date built: –

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

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In the 16th century, wooden buildings in the Dutch capital city were razed and replaced with brick ones. During this period, many buildings were constructed in the architectural style of the Renaissance.

Buildings of this period are recognisable by their stepped gable façades, which is the common Dutch Renaissance style. Amsterdam quickly developed its own Renaissance architecture.

These buildings were built according to the principles of the architect Hendrick de Keyser. One of the most striking buildings designed by Hendrick de Keyer is the Westerkerk.

In the 17th century baroque architecture became very popular, as it was elsewhere in Europe. This roughly coincided with Amsterdam’s Golden Age. The leading architects of this style in Amsterdam were Jacob van Campen, Philips Vingboons and Daniel Stalpaert.
Website: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Diamond Exchange
Design: ZJA
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photo © Capital C Amsterdam
Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam
The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded with a prestigious MIPIM Award 2020 for ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the Paris Real Estate Week. The historical building, designated as a national monument, has undergone a major renovation designed by the architectural office ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects.

Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
Cafe de Pare Westerstraat
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat
Café de Parel was originally a typical Amsterdam ‘brown bar’ with an old-fashioned dark interior and low lighting. The traditional stained-glass windows and monumental tile tableaus create the perfect setting for the new Parel.

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