Neighbourhood

Situated in an authentic town house Jan Luyken Hotel Amsterdam, nestled in the chique Museum Quarter, is surrounded by the most famous museums of Amsterdam. Within just a few minutes you will find yourself wandering through the Vondelpark, P.C. Hooftstraat and the Rijksmuseum.

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17 MIN

Homomonument (Gay Monument)

The Homomonument (Gay Monument), which has been located on the Westermarkt near the Keizersgracht since 1987, is the very first gay monument in the world. The sculpture consists of three pink triangles that are connected and represent the past, present and future. The pink triangle refers to the Second World War, when gay men and women had to wear the triangle in concentration camps. 

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11 MIN

Spiegelstraat

The Spiegelgracht, opposite the Rijksmuseum, together with the adjacent Nieuwe Spiegelstraat forms the heart of the Spiegelkwartier; a neighbourhood known for its many galleries and antique shops. In de Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, you will not only find impressive art and antiques, but also a great representation of vintage. Between shopping and strolling, marvel at the romantic narrow town houses with high gables and pointed roofs.

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10 MIN

De Waag

The Waag originated in 1488 as one of the three city gates of the capital; the Sint Anthoniuspoort. In 1617, the wall was converted into the Waag, where goods arriving from the harbour were weighed. In the same period, several guilds settled in the Waag, including the surgeons' guild, whose public dissection Rembrandt van Rijn recorded in his famous painting 'Anatomy lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp'.