Oostindisch Huis
Oostindisch Huis
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The area
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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 • 3 min walk
  • Waterlooplein • 7 min walk
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Ragu88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
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.
Written September 30, 2016
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Aaron Paul M
London, UK53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
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 is an option after the habitual 5pm kicking out time from museums. It's open Monday / Thursday: 9:00 to 19:30 pm and Friday: 9:00 to 17:00 pm
Written July 30, 2016
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Travelpeppy
Bangkok, Thailand474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
This historic building is well suited at the center of Amsterdam. Building architecture is very picturesque. Now it is a university campus
Written April 28, 2016
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Ritu V
New Delhi, India343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
It was Dutch East India Company but now university of Amsterdam. The building is old and historic. The architecture of building is very graceful.
Written April 27, 2016
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Dozier68
Grafenwohr, Germany49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
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.
Written April 6, 2014
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Clogs
Poland3,012 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The East India House used to function as headquarters of the East India company. It is now owned by the University of Amsterdam and a national monument. Pretty courtyard.
Written March 3, 2020
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Jaybird
Chesterfield, UK3,274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The imposing red brick facade of this seat of learning is very impressive and the architecture sets it aside from other buildings in Amsterdam
Written March 10, 2019
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Dr. Vorravee
Brooklyn, NY500 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The impressive red-brick facade, with its ornate entrance and stone-dressed
windows, was the height of corporate fashion. Headquarters of the once mighty Dutch East India Company, it was built in 1605, probably by Hendrick de Keyser, and is now part of Amsterdam University. The 17th-century meeting room has been restored.

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Dr. Vorravee Pattaravongvisut
Man on the Move
Written July 27, 2018
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,940 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
The University of Amsterdam has so many campus in different places in Amsterdam and most of them in monumental buildings. The Oostindisch huis is one of them and it has a nice courtyard
Written March 14, 2018
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL17,981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
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.
Written February 6, 2016
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