Westermarkt

Interesting
René Descartes spent the summer of 1634 sheltering from censure in France in the house at number 6 on this square. A statue of Anne Frank (by M. Andriessen) stands to the right of the Westerkerk. Near the east end of the church stands the Homomonument, which as its name suggests is dedicated to homosexuals, of whom many died in the Nazi camps, just like so many other innocent minorities. It is one of the only monuments of its kind in Europe.

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Westermarkt

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Western Church (Westerkerk)
Western Church (Westerkerk)
This Renaissance church was built in
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Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht
The Prince's Canal is the longest and
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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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Bloemgracht
Bloemgracht
Formerly the haunt of painters, dyers
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De Negen Straatjes
De Negen Straatjes
This commercial quarter to the south of
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Huis Bartolotti
Huis Bartolotti
This splendid house was designed around
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Western Church (Westerkerk)
Western Church (Westerkerk)
This Renaissance church was built in
0:15
Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht
The Prince's Canal is the longest and
1:00
Bloemgracht
Bloemgracht
Formerly the haunt of painters, dyers
0:30
See all