Northern Church (Noorderkerk)

This church was built in 1623. Begun by Hendrick de Keyser, who died in 1621, it was completed by Hendrick Jacobsz Staets. The most significant feature is its Greek-cross plan layout, a pattern which influenced a large number of Protestant churches in the Netherlands. This arrangement allows the "Good News" to be heard by everyone, wherever they are in the church. Otherwise the interior is of little aesthetic interest.

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Noordermarkt

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Noordermarkt
Noordermarkt
The Northern Market has been in
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Jordaan
Jordaan
An obvious area for development with the
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Keizersgracht
Keizersgracht
In 1586, the authorities decided to dig
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The Northern Canals
The Northern Canals
Cut from 1586 onwards, these nobly-named
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Herengracht
Herengracht
The Herengracht or Patricians' Canal is
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The House of Heads (Huis met de Hoofden)
The House of Heads (Huis met de Hoofden)
The carved heads of six Roman gods
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Noordermarkt
Noordermarkt
The Northern Market has been in
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Jordaan
Jordaan
An obvious area for development with the
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Keizersgracht
Keizersgracht
In 1586, the authorities decided to dig
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Nouvelle église luthérienne
Built in 1671 to replace the old
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Anne Frank's House (Anne Frank Huis)
Anne Frank's House (Anne Frank Huis)
In this house Anne Frank and her family,
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Western Church (Westerkerk)
Western Church (Westerkerk)
This Renaissance church was built in
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