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Oostindisch Huis

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Address: Oude Hoogstraat 24, 1012 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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East India House

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the corridors and admire the numerous paintings. It's also open later than most places so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 torn down and replaced.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 main entrance is at the Kloveniersburgwal but there are two other entrances on the Oude... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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