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Het Arsenaal / The Arsenal

Plantage aan het Water

 
 
Het Arsenaal / The Arsenal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
1. Het Arsenaal / The Arsenal Marker
Inscription. In tegenstelling tot wat de naam doet vermoeden, is dit gebouw uit 1610 niet als wapendepot gebouwd, maar als 'stadsturfhuis'. Turf werd gebruikt als brandstof. Het gebouw diende van 1665 tot 1808 als opslag voor graan, boter en turf voor de armen. In de negentiende eeuw is het gebouw gebruikt als wapenarsenaal. Aan de Waterloopleinkant is sinds 1946 de Academie van Bouwkunst gehuisvest. Sinds 1987 zijn aan deze kant de kantoren van het joods Historisch Museum gevestigd.


Contrary to what the name may suggest, the Arsenal was originally built in 1610 to store turf for the town. Turf was used to heat houses. Grain, butter and turf for the poor were stored here from 1665 to 1808. In the nineteenth century, this building was used as a weapons arsenal. On the Waterlooplein side, the Academy of Architecture has been housed here since 1946. on this side of the building, the Offices of the Jewish Historical Museum have been housed here since 1987.
 
Location. 52° 22.037′ N, 4° 54.211′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nieuwe Amstelstraat and Turfsteeg. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam, North Holland 1011 PL, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Het Arsenaal / The Arsenal Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
2. Het Arsenaal / The Arsenal Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here above the bicycles in the middle.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franz Liszt (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Woonhuis familie Nunes da Costa / Residence of the Nunes da Costa Family (about 90 meters away); Walter Süskind (about 180 meters away); E.J. van Det School Memorial (about 180 meters away); J.C. Amman School Memorial (about 210 meters away); de wereld bleef doof / The World Remained Deaf (about 210 meters away); De Hortus (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Benedictus de Spinoza (1632-1677), Amsterdammer, Filosoof/Philosopher (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Also see . . .  Het Arsenaal (Amsterdam) (Wikipedia, in Dutch). (Submitted on July 15, 2017.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
<i>Amsterdam. Arsenaal. Korte Amstelstraat.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Het Tulp, Haarlem, circa 1910
3. Amsterdam. Arsenaal. Korte Amstelstraat.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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