Amsterdam Church Building Photos, Holland Architecture Designs, Dutch Pictures
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Amsterdam Church Buildings
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Date built: 1631
Westerkerk (English: Western Church) is a Reformed church within Dutch Protestant church in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is next to Amsterdam’s Jordaan district, on the bank of the Prinsengracht canal.
Architecture in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Architecture Designs – chronological list
In the 16th century, wooden buildings in the Dutch capital city were razed and replaced with brick ones. During this period, many buildings were constructed in the architectural style of the Renaissance. Buildings of this period are recognisable by their stepped gable façades, which is the common Dutch Renaissance style. Amsterdam quickly developed its own Renaissance architecture. These buildings were built according to the principles of the architect Hendrick de Keyser. One of the most striking buildings designed by Hendrick de Keyer is the Westerkerk.
In the 17th century baroque architecture became very popular, as it was elsewhere in Europe. This roughly coincided with Amsterdam’s Golden Age. The leading architects of this style in Amsterdam were Jacob van Campen, Philips Vingboons and Daniel Stalpaert.
Website: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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