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Tour United Europe in a single street
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.
Visit 7 countries nr Leidseplein
7 houses are represented in this street in the architectural style of
No 20 romantic German
22 - Chateau miniture version of chateux dotted along the river Loire in France
24 - spanish villa with remainders of moorish masterworks in granada
26 - Italian palazzo
27 russian - like a russian cathedral from days of Ivan the terrible. Onion shaped cupola protected against heavy storms by chains.
30 - typical dutch residence in renaissance style
30A English cottage
We took a pic but not as compact as the one off the tourist site
Designed by architect Tjeerd Kuipers (1858-1942) private residences
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