Oude Hoogstraat 22
Amsterdam is chock-full of slender homes because property used to be taxed on frontage. So the narrower your facade, the less you paid....
After making their fortune in arms-dealing, the Trip brothers commissioned a young Dutch architect, Justus Vingboons, to build the...
The Kleine Trippenhuis is just 2.44m wide. It stands opposite the mansion once owned by the wealthy Trip Brothers and, so the story...
Cafe de Engelbewaarder
Jazz fans will want to settle in at this little café on Sunday afternoon from 4.30pm September to June for an open session that has...
Humble little Nyonya makes a mean bowl of laksa (spicy noodle soup), a complex rendang curry (spicy and coconutty) with beef, chicken...
Oude Hoogstraat 24 · interesting places nearby
Oostindisch Huis information
This is the former office of the mighty Dutch East India Company (VOC), the globe's first multinational corporation. The sweeping complex, built between 1551 and 1643, was attributed in part to Hendrick de Keyser, the busy city architect. The VOC sailed into rough waters and was dissolved in 1798. You could easily walk straight past, as there's no sign or plaque to identify it (it's now owned by the University of Amsterdam).