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June 6, 2017

21 Stunning Color Prints from Photographs Showing Views of Amsterdam in the Late 19th Century

Amsterdam, the greatest planned city of northern Europe, has always been a well-known name in world history and played a central role in the history of the Netherlands. In the 17th century Amsterdam was the centre of world economy, and nowadays the city is known for its tolerant character.

The 19th century also marked an era of massive land reclamation projects that created the Nordzeekanal, most of Amsterdam Noord and Stationseiland, where Central Station stands today. These stunning photochroms from black and white photographs illustrate the explosive growth Amsterdam experienced throughout its second Golden Age in the late 19th century.

Old Zÿds, the Kolk (canal), Amsterdam

Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam

Voorburgwal & Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dam

The square, palace, and church, Amsterdam

The post office, Amsterdam

The museum, Amsterdam

Fishmarket and bourse (i.e. weighing house), Amsterdam

The new market and bourse (i.e. weighing house), Amsterdam

The Heerengracht (main canal), Amsterdam

The Binnen Amstel (inner Amstel), Amsterdam

Kloveniersburgwal (canal), Amsterdam

Groen Burgwal (canal), Amsterdam

Prince Henry's quay, Amsterdam

De Oude Schans, Amsterdam

Mint tower, Amsterdam

The station, Amsterdam

Blue bridge and the Amstel River, Amsterdam

The Buiten Amstel, Amsterdam

The great sluice, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Gate, Haarlem

(Images: Library of Congress)


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