These impressive sluices, or locks, date from 1674 and allowed the canals to be flushed with fresh water from lakes north of the city,...
It has fast become one of the city’s most popular attractions since its 2009 opening. The long-standing ties of Russia and Holland –...
Gijsbert Dommer Huis
Look closely at the facade of this sober residence known locally as the 'House with the Blood Stains'. After losing his fortune,...
Koninklijk Theater Carré
This esteemed theatre was built in 1887 by the Carré family, who had started their career years earlier with a horse act at the annual...
Tujuh Maret is just as good as its sibling Tempo Doeloe next door, but has a more casual atmosphere. Grab a wicker chair and tuck into...
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The iconic 'Skinny Bridge' is the site of many a Dutch wedding photo. Dating from the 1670s, the nine-arched structure has been rebuilt several times in both concrete and timber. It's still operated by hand and remains photogenic even at night, when 1200 tiny lights make the bridge look like a Christmas decoration.
You can spot it in many films, including the 1971 James Bond thriller Diamonds are Forever . Stand in the middle and feel it sway under the passing traffic.