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A bit of a Shock

Art deco monolith in the middle of the canal district, this imposing building was quite a shock... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Great building, spectacular exhibitions

Visiting the "Kijk Amsterdam 1700-1800" exhibition, featuring drawings of city scenes was high on... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Stefan L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 Jun 2018
“A bit of a Shock”
23 Dec 2017
“Great building, spectacular exhibitions”
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Art deco monolith in the middle of the canal district, this imposing building was quite a shock. Unusual design.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Visiting the "Kijk Amsterdam 1700-1800" exhibition, featuring drawings of city scenes was high on my list. The drawing show the city, of course, but much more interesting, provide glimpses of the lives lived at the time. They are like the photographs we make today. So...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stefan L
Reviewed 22 September 2015

opportunity to see inside the gold storage and secret parts of a bank. cant see this being robbed easily excellent film set for someone. the steel doors the architectural opulence no wonder bank charges are high. I bet they are still paying the mortgage on...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Roofg G
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Not so many people know that this building has so beautiful architecture inside. This is the Amsterdam City Archives. You can visit it for free. On saturday and sunday at 02.00 pm there is special guided tour seeing the "treasure room" ( it will charge...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Not known by many, it represents Amsterdam during the 20th century (not well known by many tourists who all come for the canals etc.) Originally designed for the Nederlandse Handelsmaatschappij, it also housed Dutch bank ABN AMRO later on. Today it is still in use...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank elmeihuizen
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