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'.
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The Rijksmuseum or National Museum is the largest and most prestigious museum for art and history in the Netherlands, displaying works by Dutch masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Steen.
Amsterdam City Archives(2.1 km)
Housed in the monumental Brick Expressionism style De Bazel, the Amsterdam City Archives preserves official documents, letters, photos, drawings, maps, prints and audio-visual records tracing the history of the city.
The 17th-century Noorderkerk in the Jordaan neighborhood was one of the first Protestant churches built after the Reformation in Amsterdam.
Basilica of St. Nicholas(1.4 km)
The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is a 19th century Catholic church near the Centraal Station in the oldest part of Amsterdam.
Anne Frank House(0.9 km)
The famous Anne Frank House is where the Jewish girl Anne Frank wrote her moving diary while hiding with her family from the Nazis.
Van Gogh Museum(2.7 km)
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the works of acclaimed 19th century Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, displaying over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by him.
Antiekcentrum Amsterdam(1.6 km)
The Antiekcentrum Amsterdam, also known as De Looier, is the largest indoor antiques market in Netherlands, selling vintage paintings, ceramics, porcelain, jewelry, furniture, silverware, watches, toys and bric-a-brac.
Body Worlds(1.2 km)
Body Worlds is a new museum dedicated to the wonders of the human body, exhibiting more than 200 specimens of plastinated bodies of voluntary donors which provide a deeper view of the anatomy.
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