Pintohuis (Openbare Bibliotheek)
Museum het Rembrandthuis
You almost expect to find the master himself at the Museum het Rembrandthuis , where Rembrandt van Rijn ran the Netherlands’ largest...
Famed Dutch Renaissance architect Hendrick de Keyser built the 'Southern Church' in 1611. The interior is now used for private events,...
After making their fortune in arms-dealing, the Trip brothers commissioned a young Dutch architect, Justus Vingboons, to build the...
Built in 1695 and listing like a ship in a high wind, this tiny black building was once a lock-keeper's house on the Oude Schans. Today...
Tables splash out of mosaic-trimmed TisFris and over the canal, almost to Rembrandthuis' door. Pull up a chair and ask about the...
Lonely Planet review
St Antoniesbreestraat was once a busy street, but it lost many of its old buildings during the metro's construction. One of the originals still standing is the Pintohuis, once owned by a wealthy Sephardic Jew, Isaac de Pinto, who had it remodelled with Italianate pilasters in the 1680s. It's now a bibliotheek (library) – pop inside to admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes.