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Kloveniersburgwal dating back to 1481
Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 2013

Kloveniersburgwal is a canal running south to the Amstel River on the edge of the medieval city. At the time it was the east part of the waterline moat defending the city. The east side became populated in the 17th century and has a few grand mansions, like the Trippenhuis, now housing the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Kloveniersburgwal was popular with administrators at the Dutch East India Company, being close to its nerve center on Oude Hoogstraat and its warehouse.
Klovenier is derived from the French Couleuvrine meaning Schutterij = Civic Guard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canals_of_Amsterdam#Kloveniersburgwal
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May 18 2013 06:09 GMT qtreiber
Beautiful picture!
May 18 2013 09:14 GMT clintonfolks
fantastic photo..
May 18 2013 09:16 GMT wijnie58
Mooie gevels Peter...:-))
May 18 2013 09:24 GMT Hanny50
Wonderful series of Amsterdam, great advertising too, I love it!!
May 18 2013 09:31 GMT hans55 PRO
nice bright colors !!
May 18 2013 10:29 GMT MargNZ
Lovely colours and architecture Peter :)
May 18 2013 11:29 GMT 25barb
Wonderful and special photo with lovely colors and details.
Always a pleaure to read and learn from your notes.
To me, it is greatly appreciated and is a learning process to gain knowledge of another
May 18 2013 12:09 GMT Jakeobean
Incredible architecture.....
May 18 2013 14:16 GMT bandsix
Very nicely composed image Peter.....l
May 18 2013 14:39 GMT elsje323
great architecture
May 18 2013 16:00 GMT Squirrel PRO
VERY BEAUTIFUL.....................................
May 20 2013 14:00 GMT Lalbabu
A fine series of Amsterdam with detailed information your are showing us here !!!!!
May 20 2013 17:41 GMT senna3
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!