Built from the lucrative profits of arms dealing, this elaborate grey stone mansion was designed by young Dutch architect Justus Vingboons in 1660 for the Trip brothers. The wide facade fronted by eight Corinthian columns comprises two houses, one for each brother. In a nod to their ignoble profession, the chimneys are shaped like mortars.

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1. Kleine Trippenhuis

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The creamy confection of the Kleine Trippenhuis, just 2.44m wide, looks as if the builders made the most of the infill between two normal-sized canal…

2. Zuiderkerk

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Famed Dutch Renaissance architect Hendrick de Keyser built the 'Southern Church' in 1611. This was the first custom-built Protestant church in Amsterdam –…

3. Oost-Indisch Huis

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The mighty Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie; VOC), founded in 1602, was one of the earliest multinational companies, trading…

4. Oude Hoogstraat 22

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Property in Amsterdam used to be taxed on frontage. So the narrower your facade, the less you paid. The slender house at Oude Hoogstraat 22 must have…

5. Pintohuis


St Antoniesbreestraat was once a busy street, but it lost many of its old buildings during the metro's construction. The Pintohuis remains, however. It…

6. Hemp Gallery

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Part of the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum, the Hemp Gallery has displays on hemp art and history.

7. Cannabis College

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This nonprofit centre offers visitors tips and tricks for having a positive smoking experience and provides the low-down on local cannabis laws. There are…

8. Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum

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Simple exhibits here cover dope botany and the relationship between cannabis and religion. Highlights include an impressive pipe collection, an…