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Athenaeum Illustre

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 525 3339

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It is now a monument, one of 50 things in amsterdam that had very important meaning and development in the history of Amsterdam. It was a city-sponsored 'illustrous school' in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is now a monument, one of 50 things in amsterdam that had very important meaning and development in the history of Amsterdam. It was a city-sponsored 'illustrous school' in the old Agnieten chapel. The chapel is the only remains of the Agnietenmonastery. It was predecessor to the University of Amsterdam and now is part of the university. The beautiful... More 

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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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