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Brouwersgracht, the Brewers' Canal, is one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam.
Brouwersgracht, the Brewers' Canal, is one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam. Running from Singel to Marnixstraat, lined with former 16th– 17thcentury breweries, pakhuizen (warehouses), fish processors, and tanneries, many of which have been converted into residences. Some mansions still have relics of their former owners and notable architecture features. Look out for the neck gable at no. 20, former hidden church inside no. 132, 2 dried fish on a metal screen above the door at no. 162, triple warehouse at no. 174, spout gables at 188 – 194, trapezium gables at nos. 204 – 212, and Dutch classical Doric pilasters on the façade of no. 218 which is called 'Faith'.
The Pianola Museum is a small museum dedicated to pianolas (automatic pianos) and pianos
The 17th-century Noorderkerk in the Jordaan neighborhood was one of the first Protestant churches built after the Reformation in Amsterdam
The famous Anne Frank House is where the Jewish girl Anne Frank wrote her moving diary while hiding with her family from the Nazis
The Westerkerk (Western Church) on the banks of the Prinsengracht is the largest church in Amsterdam
The Homomonument is a memorial to homosexuals persecuted and murdered in World War II, consisting of three 10m x 10m x 10m equilateral triangles of pink granite, representing the pink badges that gay men were forced to wear by the Nazis
Located on the Hendrika Maria, a 1914 barge converted into a houseboat on the Prinsengracht, the Houseboat Museum shows you life aboard a typical vessel in Amsterdam
The list of unique museums in Amsterdam keeps getting longer
De Negen Straatjes is a neighborhood comprising 9 side streets of the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Singel in central Amsterdam, lined with boutiques, designer outlets, antique stores, and jewelers, making it a favorite with shoppers
Westerpark is a bustling park at the site of Amsterdam's former gasworks adjacent to the Centrum
Prinsengracht or Prince's Canal, named after the Prince of Orange, is the longest of the main canals in Amsterdam