Holländisches Viertel

Holländisches Viertel information

Potsdam , Germany
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Bounded by Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse, Hebbelstrasse, Kurfürstenstrasse and Gutenbergstrasse, the Holländisches Viertel has some 134 gabled red-brick houses built for Dutch workers who came to Potsdam in the 1730s at the invitation of Friedrich Wilhelm I (they didn't stay long). The entire district has been beautifully gentrified and now brims with galleries, cafés and restaurants; Mittelstrasse is especially scenic.

Further up Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse is the fanciful Nauener Tor (Nauen Gate, 1755), a fairytale-like triumphal arch.