Wednesday 3 July 2019

9 Streets – The ideal neighborhood to get to know Amsterdam in all its variety and richnesses. Also on Sundays!

You won’t just find wonderfull shops, restaurants and bars in De 9 Straatjes. There is so much more to discover in this versatile area. Along the main canals in De 9 Straatjes quarter, art was – and still is – practiced with a capital “A”.

The nine streets, between Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, permits a general view of all kinds of architectural styles in buildings, houses and shops.
Among these are the beautiful Vingboon Houses – which now houses The Canal House Museum – and the building of Felix Meritis, European center for arts, culture and science.

The Felix Meritis building dates from 1787 and is just between the Beren- en Runstreet. It was commissioned by the Felix Meritis Society, guided by the enlightenment and the ideals of those days. In this building the first Amsterdam (oval) concert hall was constructed. By means of concerts, lessons and tests the public was actively involved. Even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played concerts in the, no longer existing, municipal theater of this building on the Keizersgracht.

Also on Keizersgracht is HuisMarseille. A wonderfull fotomuseum in two canalhouses.

On the Herengracht you’ll find the Biblical Museum. The collection is quite diverse with ‘the Book’ itself (the oldest dating from 1477) as centerpiece. The collection also has an important number of temple models, archeological finds from Egypt and lots more.

There is a lot to see and do in De 9 Straatjes. When you visit our little streets, you will feel the vibe of the neighborhood and you will know that we do not exaggerate when we say that De 9 Straatjes is the best, most charming and most unique shopping and cultural area in Amsterdam!