Dating from the 1670s, the iconic nine-arched 'Skinny Bridge' has been rebuilt several times in both concrete and timber. It's still...
The southern end of the street used to terminate at the Utrechtse Poort, a gate to the nearby city of Utrecht, hence the name. This...
Koninklijk Theater Carré
This esteemed theatre was built in 1887 by the Carré family, who'd started their career with a horse act at the annual fair. The...
A Michelin star and a formal dining room with graciously spaced white-clothed tables and Amstel views make La Rive the perfect venue for...
Amstel river, near Koninklijk Theater Carré · interesting places nearby
These impressive sluices, or locks, date from 1674 and allowed the canals to be flushed with fresh water from lakes north of the city, rather than saltwater from the IJ, an innovation that made the city more liveable. The locks are regularly shut while fresh water flows in, while the sluices on the western side of the city are left open as the stagnant water is pumped out to sea.