Booming Amsterdam

The Amsterdam City Archives presents an exhibition on the construction of the city's canals in the Golden Age, during the year of their 400th anniversary.

Using archival documents and maps, it is possible to chart the rapid expansion of Amsterdam in the 17th century, driven by a surge in population and trade.

The maps of Balthasar Florisz (1625) and Jacob Bosch (1681) reveal the ambitious nature of two urban expansion schemes, while one of the highlights is the copper plate of Nicolaes Visscher (1618-1679) with the map dating to roughly 1660. 

Along with prints and rare architectural drawings are original 17th-century marriage records revealing that some of the new Amsterdam residents came from as far afield as Angola, Brazil and New York.

Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-17.00.

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Address Amsterdam City Archives, Vijzelstraat 32.

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Booming Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Archives, Vijzelstraat 32.