De Rode Hoed
Huis Met de Hoofden
A whimsical example of Dutch Renaissance style, this 1622 canal house has a beautiful step gable with six heads at door level...
Café de Vergulde Gaper
Decorated with old chemists' bottles and vintage posters, this former pharmacy has amiable staff and a terrace with afternoon sun. It's...
Start your day in traditional Dutch style with authentic breakfast dishes such as wentelteefjes (sugar bread dipped in egg and...
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De Rode Hoed information
Occupying three glorious 17th-century canal houses, this cultural centre offers lectures by world-renowned authors and debates on the topics of the day, sometimes in English. Even if nothing is on it's worth a visit to view the three-storey main auditorium, which was once the largest clandestine church in the Netherlands.
The centre was named for the hat shop once located here (spot the tile on the facade that identified it).