De Olyphant

De Olyphant, Haarlem: Address, De Olyphant Reviews: 4.5/5

De Olyphant
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,835 contributions
De Olyphant is a building on the south bank of the River Spaarne. The building was originally a brewery, but is now a residential complex. It looks a little like a pair of gingerbread houses. I think the main notability of the building is facades which was deliberately built "on the run", that is, it lean slightly forward.

A lot of the reviews for this are actually for the bridge Gravestenenbrug, which is just opposite the building.
Written August 21, 2019
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bas k
Amstelveen, The Netherlands29,790 contributions
Solo
Opposite the Teylersmuseum on the other side of "Spaarne"river are the double gables of this former brewery dating from 1606.The name Olyphant means Elephant in old Dutch and the animal is presented on a 17th century gable stone.The white drawbridge over Spaarne river brings the pedestrian or cyclist to a quarter called"Spaarnwouderbuurt".This historic area is called after the Spaarndammer Poort later called Amsterdammer Poort.
Written March 19, 2018
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Clogs
Warsaw, Poland2,947 contributions
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Pretty enough, but badly lighted, more's the pity (had an evening walk). Good looking, although not as pretty as the Magere Brug in Amsterdam. Nice daytime photo opp.
Written February 21, 2018
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Paul S
Sion, Switzerland95 contributions
Family
Well, if you read "The Cow That Fell in the Canal" to your children, you can show them a fine example of the real thing here in Haarlem, near to the Teyler Museum and, just as a bonus, it opened for a yacht just as we were returning to town....
Written January 15, 2018
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Aga W
Haarlem, The Netherlands117 contributions
Couples
The most magic and magnificent bridge in Haarlem. You can't miss it. The view from this one is just breathtaking! You can see from here tenements modeled on a sailing ship for example. Super impressive.
Written November 28, 2017
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Marcus_NL1234
Venhuizen, The Netherlands225 contributions
Couples
It is a bridge, you can walk over it to the other side of the river :-) Ok the state is good, and nice to visit, mainly to get acros to the boats that take you for a tour.
Written October 31, 2017
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david n
Manchester, UK3,923 contributions
Friends
Noticed this Bridge after visiting Teylers Museum. Reminded us of the Skinny Bridge in Amsterdam though charming in its own right.
Written September 26, 2017
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bas k
Amstelveen, The Netherlands29,790 contributions
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The double gables in Dutch early 17th century architecture can be seen from Teylers Museum and give the area an historic charm.
Written April 15, 2017
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