Sunday, May 18, 2014

Straet View Amsterdam

Straet View Amsterdam (source: The National Maritime Museum) (may not work in all browsers)

'Straet' is the old Dutch word for 'Street'. This video shows the expansion of Amsterdam in the 17th century:

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  1. Really fascinating, so much industry and growth in a hundred years.

  2. What a clever video presentation. Thanks Rob that was good!

  3. This was quite interesting, and the music was fabulous too!

  4. Enjoyed the video and the map, the 17th century was a time of great expansion. They had a display called "Amsterdam DNA" at the historical museum which was a bit cryptic.

    1. Today all exhibitions have to be 'experiences' created by marketing experts and suitable for the youth. Sometimes I prefer old fashioned dusty museums though.


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