oud kerk

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Amsterdam by day

December 20, 2014

Pictures in order from top to bottom, and left to right.

1. The view from the Anne Frank House (Anne Frank Huis), located on the Prisengracht. 2. I amsterdam sign outside the new Rijksmuseum. 3. Construction outside the Van Gogh Museum which will soon have a new entrance! 4. Entrance into the Begijnhof. 5. De Oude Kerk, an 800-year old Catholic church, which also happens to be Amsterdam’s oldest building. 6. Located literally right behind De Oude Kerk, Quartier Putain is a coffeeshop in Amsterdam’s Red Light District… adjacent to this building was a brothel. 7. The National Monument, or Nationaal Monument op de Dam. 8. Cocaine Alert! These are scattered throughout the city telling tourists not to buy drugs from street dealers. 9. Cannabis starter kits - self explanatory. 10. Tulips are the real sight at the Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam’s floating flower market on the Singel.

Amsterdam, de Oude Kerk (“old church”), address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam.

Rooftop view, this photo was made today, sepia color.

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Text copied from Wikipedia.org:
The 800-year-old Oude Kerk (“old church”) is Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church, founded ca. 1213 and consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as its patron saint. After the Reformation in 1578 it became a Calvinist church, which it remains today. It stands in De Wallen, now Amsterdam’s main red-light district. The square surrounding the church is the Oudekerksplein.