A report on Amsterdam and Spui (Amsterdam)

Spui in 2008
Spui in 2008
The Oude Kerk was consecrated in 1306 AD.
Amsterdam citizens celebrating the Peace of Münster, 30 January 1648. Painting by Bartholomeus van der Helst
The statue Het Lieverdje
Courtyard of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by Emanuel de Witte, 1653. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange was the first stock exchange to introduce continuous trade in the early 17th century.
The English/Dutch piece of Een vertaling van de ene taal in de andere
View of Vijzelstraat looking towards the Muntplein, 1891
The Helios building
Photochrom of Amsterdam's Dam Square at the beginning of the 20th century
Spui in the centre of Amsterdam, summer 2013
The rebuilt Magere Brug, around 1938.
Spui 10
People celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II on 8 May 1945
The 17th-century Canals of Amsterdam were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North". Along with De Wallen, the canals are the focal-point for tourists in the city.
Satellite picture of Amsterdam and North Sea Canal
Topographic map of Amsterdam
Large-scale map of the city centre of Amsterdam, including sightseeing markers,.
Nieuwendammerdijk en Buiksloterdijk, Amsterdam-Noord, winter 2010
The Westerkerk in the Centrum borough, one of Amsterdam's best-known churches
A 1538 painting by Cornelis Anthonisz showing a bird's-eye view of Amsterdam. The famous Grachtengordel had not yet been established.
Rokin – November 1977
The Egelantiersgracht lies west of the Grachtengordel, in the Jordaan neighbourhood.
The Scheepvaarthuis, by architects Johan van der Mey, Michel de Klerk, Piet Kramer is characteristic of the architecture of the Amsterdam School.
The Begijnhof is one of the oldest hofjes in Amsterdam.
The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam and Conservatorium van Amsterdam, two examples of 21st-century architecture in the centre of the city
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world
The Zuidas, the city's main business district
Boats give tours of the city, such as this one in front of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
De Wallen, Amsterdam's Red-light district, offers activities such as legal prostitution and a number of coffee shops that sell cannabis. It is one of the main tourist attractions.
An Amsterdammer waits for a traffic light to change at the Muntplein in the heart of Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum houses Rembrandt's The Night Watch.
The Van Gogh Museum houses the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and letters.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.
Rembrandt monument on Rembrandtplein
Coldplay performing at the Amsterdam Arena, 2016
The Concertgebouw or Royal Concert Hall houses performances of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and other musical events.
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam's best-known theatre
One of the decorated boats participating in the 2013 Canal Parade of the Amsterdam Gay Pride
AFC Ajax player Johan Cruyff, 1967
Femke Halsema has been the Mayor of Amsterdam since 2018.
Boroughs of Amsterdam
Police headquarters of Amsterdam
King Willem-Alexander, Princess Beatrix, and Queen Máxima greeting Amsterdammers from the Royal Palace of Amsterdam during Willem-Alexanders inauguration in 2013
A tram crossing the Keizersgracht
The Amsterdam Metro is a mixed subway and above ground rapid transit system consisting of five lines.
Amsterdam Centraal station, the city's main train station
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ranks as Europe's third-busiest airport for passenger traffic.
Police bicyclist crossing a bridge over the Prinsengracht
Bicyclist at Amsterdam
The Agnietenkapel Gate at the University of Amsterdam, founded in 1632 as the Athenaeum Illustre

In Old Dutch written as Spuy) is a square in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.

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Over the years, several canals have been filled in, becoming streets or squares, such as the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and the Spui.

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The Begijnhof of Amsterdam

Begijnhof, Amsterdam

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The Begijnhof of Amsterdam
Begijnhof, 2015
The Wooden House

The Begijnhof is one of the oldest hofjes in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Originally the Begijnhof was entirely encircled by water (the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, the Spui and the Begijnensloot or "Beguines' Ditch"), with the sole entrance located at the Begijnensteeg ("Beguines' Alley"), which had a bridge across the Begijnensloot.

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal

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A view of the city hall from {{Lang|nl|Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal|italic=no}} by Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde, 1686
{{Lang|nl|Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal|italic=no}} before filling in the canal
View towards {{Lang|nl|Nieuwe Kerk|italic=no}} after the canal has been filled in, circa 1900 by George Hendrik Breitner
Former De Telegraaf head office and printing press building
A former police outpost at {{Lang|nl|Postzegelmarkt|italic=no}}
The old post office, now Magna Plaza

The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal is a street in the centre of Amsterdam.

When the canals of the new side bastion walls of Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and Nieuwezijds Achterburgwal were filled in, the latter was renamed Spuistraat, after Spui which both streets connect to.

Stalls of the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) floating in the Singel.


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One of the canals of Amsterdam.

One of the canals of Amsterdam.

Stalls of the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) floating in the Singel.
The Ronde Lutherse Kerk ("Round Lutheran Church").
The Munttoren seen from the Singel, postcard from 1900.
The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam, painting by Breitner, c. 1897.
A bird's eye view of Amsterdam circa 1544, encircled by the Singel (right side), woodcut by Cornelis Anthonisz.

The Singel encircled Amsterdam in the Middle Ages, serving as a moat around the city until 1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel.

Part of the canal, stretching from Spui square to Lijnbaanssteeg / Blauwburgwal, was also known at one time as Londense Kaai ("London Quay") or Engelse Kaai ("English Quay") because many ships sailing between Amsterdam and London moored there.