Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
1st US Ambassador to the Netherlands
2nd President of the United States of America
["Hier woonde van..." = Here lived from...]
Erected by The John Adams Institute.
Location. 52° 21.879′ N, 4° 53.353′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Keizersgracht just west of Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Keizersgracht 529, Amsterdam, North Holland 1017 DP, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief / Amsterdam City Archives (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ferdinand Bol (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Keizersgracht 456-462 Residences (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Doelentoren (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Museum Willet-Holthuysen (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
Also see . . . John Adams in Amsterdam (The John Adams Institute). Before being elected the second President of the United States, Adams resided in the Netherlands from 1780-1782 as an envoy and advocate for the American colonies, which were then waging a brutal war for independence against the British. Living in the heart of the city, at Keizersgracht 529, he actively sought contact with the social-economic elite, befriending bankers, politicians, and other influential persons who could help contribute to support the fledgling republic. The long history of friendship between America and the Netherlands was cemented by Adams and the Netherlands became the second country in the world, after France, to recognize America’s independence. (Submitted on July 7, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.