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Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria

 
 
Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
1. Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria Marker
Inscription. In het Doelenhotel was keizerin Elisabeth van Oostenrijk, bijgenaamd 'Sisi' (1884 en 1886) te gast. Het hotel werd in 1883 gebouwd op de plaats van de Kloveniersdoelen. Hier hing van 1642 tot 1715 Rembrandts schilderij De Nachtwacht.

The empress Elisabeth of Austria, nicknamed 'Sisi', was a guest at the Doelen Hotel in 1884 and 1886. The hotel was built in 1883 on the site of the Kloveniersdoelen (Harquebusiers' shooting range). Rembrandt's painting De Nachtwacht ('The Night Watch') hung here from 1642 to 1715.
 
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Location. 52° 22.095′ N, 4° 53.744′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Nieuwe Doelenstraat and Kloveniersburgwal, on the left when traveling south on Nieuwe Doelenstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 26, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012 CP, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doelentoren (here, next to this marker); Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hendrick de Keyser (about 150 meters away); Joods Verzetsmonument /Jewish Resistance Monument
Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
2. Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria Marker - Wide View
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(about 210 meters away); Benedictus de Spinoza (1632-1677), Amsterdammer, Filosoof/Philosopher (about 240 meters away); Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief / Amsterdam City Archives (approx. half a kilometer away); Walter Süskind (approx. half a kilometer away); Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Also see . . .  Doelen Hotel (Wikipedia, in Dutch). (Submitted on July 17, 2017.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Doelen Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
3. The Doelen Hotel
Not only did Empress Elisabeth stay here, but the Beatles did as well, on June 6, 1964, on their only tour of the Netherlands.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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