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A Campus With a Nice Courtyard

The University of Amsterdam has so many campus in different places in Amsterdam and most of them in... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Beautiful building

It was Dutch East India Company but now university of Amsterdam. The building is old and historic... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
New Delhi, India
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Mar 14, 2018
“A Campus With a Nice Courtyard”
Jul 27, 2018
“nice to walk around”
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Oude Hoogstraat 24, 1012 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 525 2258
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

The impressive red-brick facade, with its ornate entrance and stone-dressed windows, was the height of corporate fashion. Headquarters of the once mighty Dutch East India Company, it was built in 1605, probably by Hendrick de Keyser, and is now part of Amsterdam University. The 17th-century...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The University of Amsterdam has so many campus in different places in Amsterdam and most of them in monumental buildings. The Oostindisch huis is one of them and it has a nice courtyard

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very important historical building in Netherlands. The building served as the headquarters of the East India Company. Very huge building and looks like red fort from far.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

The old headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, now a part of the UvA (University of Amsterdam). The gateway opens up to an inner courtyard with elegant facades in the Amsterdam Renaissance style. Nowadays, you can relax in the peaceful courtyard or stroll through...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This historic building is well suited at the center of Amsterdam. Building architecture is very picturesque. Now it is a university campus

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

It was Dutch East India Company but now university of Amsterdam. The building is old and historic. The architecture of building is very graceful.

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Reviewed 6 February 2016

This large, historic old building was once the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, one of the pillars of capitalism, and is now a part of the University of Amsterdam. I always enjoy seeing old historic structures being put to modern uses rather than...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2015

The Oost-Indisch Huis is building in the centre of Amsterdam. It was a headquarters of VOC (the Dutch East India Company). Nowadays it is one of the campus of the University of Amsterdam. When you are in the inner courtyard, it's really beautiful. The official...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

There are a few houses or buildings in the downtown area that look like this. They all look really good and unique. They stand out among all the other buildings that surround them. The Magna Plaza is also very similar to this building.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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