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Seven Countries Houses, Amsterdam: 2 reviews and 6 photos

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Right in the middle of the Roemer Visscherstraat, only 3 minutes walk from Museumplein you can find a group of houses in the national styles of several countries aka the Seven Countries-Houses.
The architect was Tjeerd Kuipers, who is well-known for his protestant churches throughout the country.
The Seven Countries-Houses were built in 1894 and his intention was to introduce how the national architecture developed in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Holland and England.
Here you can see from Loire chateau and Moor palace through onion-shaped orthodox and gothic Cathedrals to Venetian palazzo and renaissance Dutch villa. The row of houses ends with an English cottage at number 30a.
The whole building complex belongs now to Quentin England Hotel.

Address: Roemer Visscherstraat 30
Directions: Getting there - Trams 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12.
Website: http://www.quentinenglandhotel.com/

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  • Updated Jan 14, 2009
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