Amsterdam’s Churches – Westerkerk

The churches and chapels that were taken over from the Catholics after the Alteratie were not enough for the fast-growing city. There was a need for new churches in the new parts of town and those churches had to be specifically adapted to the Protestants.     Westerkerk seen from Raadhuisstraat Westerkerk The Netherlands most important […]

Amsterdam’s painters – Rembrandt van Rijn, part 2

 Selfportrait from 1630   Saskia van Uylenburgh Rembrandt married Saskia van Uylenburgh in 1633 and bought a house in the Sint Antoniesbreestraat, now Jodenbreestraat 4. In this house from the 17th century he lived and worked from 1639 till 1658. Today it’s known as the Rembrandt house and is a museum. Rembrandt and Saskia had four […]