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17 Jul 2017
“Just a Curiosity, Only the exterior of the House visible”
28 Jun 2017
“French Institute”
The house were Descartes lived in 1634 when he wrote Treatise on the Passions of the Soul.
Westermarkt 6, 1016 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

You can view only the exterior of the house where a plaque layed in 1920 explains that Descartes lived in the building in 1634. Recommended only for philosophy diehards.

Thank Etienne F
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Maison Descartes ( it's used to called "Institut français des Pays-Bas") is a French Institute for culture and language in Amsterdam. This institute promote the education and culture exchange. The Location is next to the French consulate in Amsterdam, it's at Vijzelgracht 2A. I used...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

There is a plaque but nothing else. The plaque seems to say 1920 and I wonder if that was meant to say 1620...Highly recommended for Descartes enthusiasts.

Thank Whsa
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