Athenaeum Illustre
Athenaeum Illustre

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The area
Neighborhood: Centrum
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.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
  • Waterlooplein • 7 min walk
See what other travelers are saying
  • zdaati
    3,440 contributions
    Nice gate
    A barique gate with a history, stone archway is the entrance to the old agnieten chapel, which was moved here at the time of the foundation of the amsterdam lllustrious school. Nice sanstone with bricks and lion heads reliefs and mans head saying something. Interesting
    Traveled on business
    Written June 9, 2021
  • Axel K
    Stendal, Germany60,768 contributions
    Ein geniales Tor
    Das Athenaeum Illustre steht im südlichen Teil des Stadtkerns von Amsterdam in der Nähe der Waalse Kerk. Vom zentralen Platz Dam aus ist man zu Fuß in weniger als fünf Minuten hier. Von 1632 bis 1877 war das Athenaeum Illustre eine voruniversitäre Bildungseinrichtung. Heute ist hier die Bibliothek der Universität. Geblieben ist in erster Linie das geniale Tor, das wir uns gerne in Ruhe angeschaut haben. Das mit Tierköpfen und Skulpturen geschmückte Tor ist eindrucksvoll und sehenswert.
    Traveled with family
    Written April 26, 2017
  • Dan F
    548 contributions
    городской университет
    Один из крупнейших университетов Европы, был основан в 1632 году как небольшая школа. Название переводится как "Сиятельный Атеней". До конца 19-го века это было скромное учебное заведение, где училось не больше трех сотен студентов. За последние сто лет университет стал государственным, сейчас здесь учится больше 30 тыс. человек.
    Traveled solo
    Written April 30, 2016
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