Ouderkerk aan de Amstel Travel Guide

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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel Things to Do

  • Ouderkerker Plas / Lake of Ouderkerk

    The Ouderkerkerplas (The Lake of Ouderkerk) is a popular place for sunbathing and swimming, especially for families with children. It is also a good lake for windsurfing and diving. Or a walk around the lake!The Ouderkerkerplas is an important area for birds, that stay there during the winter when access to the lake is closed.The lake, south of...

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  • Elsenhove, farm and playground for kids

    Your kids will love Elsenhove, with its farm animals and playground.Children can learn here in a playful way about the animals on the farm.Every day at 16.00 they can help the farmer feed the animals.Open (see the website for the most up-to-date info!):Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00Sunday 14.00-17.00Closed on Mondays and during several holidays

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  • Portuguese-Jewish cemetary Beth Haim

    About 400 years ago, many Portuguese Jews came to Amsterdam, refugees from Spain and Portugal. In 1614, a piece of land was bought in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, that the Jews would use as a cemetery. It is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands.More than 27,000 people have been buried here over the years. Many graves have sinked into the peat,...

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  • Walking routes in Ouderkerk a/d Amstel

    On this website you find information about 3 historic walks through Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. The routes are about 2.5 km each and called Dorpsroute, Amstelzijderoute and Benningroute.Unfortunately the website is in Dutch, but the routes are marked well and you can print the maps.Booklets in Dutch with information about the sights are available at...

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  • Ferry Boat Jan Coevertveer

    At the end of the Brugstraat (Bridge street) there already used to be a bridge in 1356. When the old bridge had to be replaced in the 16th century, there was a conflict with Amsterdam about the costs for a new bridge. Consequently, a ferry boat was used.From 1613 on there was a bridge again, which was removed in 1939 and taken to the Open Air...

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  • Urbanus Church

    The 50 m high Urbanus Church was consecrated in 1867 and designed by Pierre Cuypers, who also designed the Central Station and Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam.

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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel Restaurants

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    by Pijlmans Updated Dec 11, 2007

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    PRAQ is a trendy restaurant that takes kids into account:

    Besides a special menu for kids up to 12 years old (served on unbreakable plates), there is a smoke-free playing room for kids where they can enjoy themselves while you are enjoying your excellent food. There even is a special room for babies, where you can change diapers or breast-feed in privacy. Especially in the weekends it is a good idea to make a reservation!

    Located next to the river Amstel, they also have a terrace where you can eat with superb view.

    This place used to be called De Prins (The Prince). When a bar opened in 1656 on the other side of the Amstel and called itself De Jonge Prins (The Young Prince), the name changed into De Oude Prins (The Old Prince).

    However, anti-monarchists forced the owner of De Oude Prins in 1787 to change the name of his inn into Brugzicht (Bidgesight). Only in 1912, the place was called De Oude Prins again. Nowadays, the restaurant is called PRAQ.

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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel Nightlife

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    De Vrije Handel

    by Pijlmans Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Until 1656 this used to be the courthouse. The bar started in 1656 with the name De Jonge Prins (The Young Prince), referring to the inn De Prins (The Prince) at the other side of the river Amstel. De Prins was called De Oude Prins (The Old Prince) shortly thereafter.

    However, anti-monarchists forced the owner of De Oude Prins in 1787 to change the name of his inn. For safety reasons, the owner of De Jonge Prins changed the name of his bar to De Vrije Handel (Free Trade).

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