History in Amsterdam

Who founded Amsterdam?

Cities have developed throughout history to become major metropolises globally. On the contrary, most of these cities started out from a decent and humble ...
History in Amsterdam

Who built the Amsterdam canals?

Many people keep wondering and asking themselves from whom the Amsterdam canals were built. In case you are one of them, your question is ...
History in Amsterdam

Who bombed Amsterdam in ww2?

The simple answer to this question is that it was the German Nazi that dropped a bomb in Amsterdam. It is imperative to note, ...
History in Amsterdam

The Jordaan area, then and now

Once in a while, travellers come across cities so interesting they simply extend their stay. There is nothing new about Jordaan, a famous neighbourhood ...
History in Amsterdam

History of the Vondelpark

Many cities the world over are transforming vacant land into wonderful green spaces. They’re bringing in landscaping, adding some interesting features and redesigning these ...
History in Amsterdam

History of Nieuwmarkt

The Nieuwmarkt was created in 1614 when the canals around the Waag were overcrowded. This means that buildings were built over it. De Waag, ...
History in Amsterdam

How was Amsterdam built?

Also known as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is not only the most populous city in Holland, but also Holland’s commercial hub. For ...