Eating & Drinking

Come in or stay out

Most buildings have one door or gate. Some important ones have two. De Waag (the weighing house) on Nieuwmarkt (New Market) had no less than 10 at a certain point! The building was first constructed as a medieval city gate and was used as a meeting …

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Sightseeing & Activities

Tower of Tears

This tower, which was once part of the Amsterdam’s city wall, is called the Schreierstoren, or Weeping Tower. The building got its name because it was the place where wives and families said goodbye to sailors on their departure to sea. Centuries ago, traveling to …

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