Netherlands - Buying Property in:
Capital City of the Netherlands -
Real Estate opportunities are varied in the Netherlands with property
often dating back many hundreds of years.
Dam square is the core of the city with its beautiful Royal Palace.
If you arrive by train, the route you follow from Centraal Station
takes you along the Damrak and Dam square.
The two main shopping streets in Amsterdam are the Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk,
both on Dam square.
The canals of Amsterdam are now protected as the historical inner
city view with the canals starts at River Amstel and ending at the
Brouwersgracht. One third of the houses along the canals (grachtenhuizen)
were built before 1850. In the seventeenth century the city extended
its boundaries and the canals were formed in a girdle around the
oldest part of Amsterdam to accomodate the wealthy tradesmen. The
architecture is mostly in the form of classicism.
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The Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein are by day and night very crowded.
There are many theatres, cinemas and clubs.
Jordaan was built in 1612 by a city expansion and was known for
being working class. Many of the original inhabitants have now moved
to improved houses in neighbouring cities like Almere and Purmerend.
Nowadays, it is a district with a lot of students, young urban professionals.
The Jordaan is located in between the Brouwersgracht, Prinsengracht,
Raamstraat and Marnixstraat.
The Red Light District (De Wallen), is the area left of the Damrak,
the streets and canals in between the Warmoesstraat and a square
called the Nieuwmarkt. The end of the two canals, the Oudezijds Voorburgwal
and the Oudezijds Achterburgwal, marks the borderline of the area.
The sex shops and prostitution is concentrated around the Oude Kerk
and around the canals.
The Pijp was by the end of the 19th century the first modern city
development in Amsterdam. Many houses were built here at a very quick
rate for the growing group of labourers. Nowadays the Pijp is known
as the perfect example of multicultural society. People from all
over the world live here, together with younger and older people,
students and artists. Museum Quarter
The Museum Quarter is the area around Museumplein, just a ten minutes
walk from Leidseplein.
The newest city developments take place on the southern banks of
River IJ, on both west and east sides of Central Station. Now part
of town, with a great view on the river, being totally re-developed.
A new cruise terminal is built "the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
at" Oostelijke Handelskade.
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