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Keep an eye out as you wander Nieuwmarkt and the Eastern Islands for their eclectic mix of architecture, old and new. Most imposing is the fantastical Scheepvaarthuis (a classic example of the Amsterdam School), while across the IJ River you can see Renzo Piano's green-tinged NEMO Science Museum building. Several unique buildings cluster near where Kloveniersburgwal and Oude Hoogstraat intersect, while on the Eastern Islands there are some seminal modern buildings, including the 'Whale'.