Houten Huys (Wooden House)

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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marksmark2017
Denmark13 contributions
Business
i love old houses and this one was great. i heard this is the last old wodden house that is left. i love old houses and this one was great. i heard this is the last old wodden house that is left.
Written December 4, 2018
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devnprt1
Las Vegas, NV476 contributions
Hoorn, a chartered city in 1356 became one of the most important harbors used by the Dutch East-Indies Company in the 17th Century as one of 6 in the world. This house in one of many historical buildings in the town.
Written August 20, 2019
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK3,909 contributions
This is the only house in the Beginjhof that is not made of brick so it stands out. It is ancient and looks it but worth a visit to the area to see!
Written August 14, 2019
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
Couples
You've got to give it a higher ranking because it is so old and has withstood the test of time, and more than one fire, when the city burned around it. Maybe it was divine intervention, maybe not.

I wonder if the floor creak?
Written September 20, 2018
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Clogs
Warsaw, Poland2,945 contributions
Solo
It's a wooden house. It's very old, though not the oldest. It's inhabited, cannot be visited. Nice photo opp.
Written January 9, 2018
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,723 contributions
Friends
The location is in "Begijnhof", the black one, the opposite of the English church. It is one of two wooden houses left in Amsterdam. First people think that it's the oldest house in Amsterdam (from 1528). But after the investigation of the Archeology en Architecture Department of Amsterdam in 2006, they found out thet other wooden house ( at Warmoesstraat 90) wast built in 1485. I'm not sure if this wooden house is open for public.
Written February 5, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,390 contributions
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One of the interesting things to see at Begijnhof is Houten Huys, supposedly the oldest house in the city of Amsterdam and one of only two wooden-front houses, a practice that was banned in the early 16th century.

You can see Houten Huys near the south tunnel entrance to Begijnhof, across from the English Reformed Church. It is of similar height to the more recent residents but is distinct in its late Medieval appearance and wooden construction.

I don't believe this property is open to the public, at least it didn't seem that way during our recent visit. As such, just take a brief look at the building front and snap a few pictures of Houton Huys during your visit to the Begijnhof courtyard. Then you can be on your way with other intended sightseeing.
Written October 29, 2016
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