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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
 

Doelentoren

 
 
Doelentoren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
1. Doelentoren Marker
Inscription. Tot 1882 stond op deze plek de Doelentoren. Hij maakte van 1481 tot 1600 onderdeel uit van de stadsmuur en heette ook wel Swijg Utrecht. De toren moest namelijk bescherming bieden tegen de Utrechtse vijand.

De Klovernierschutters kwamen hier vanaf 1550 bijeen. Hun schiet-terrein lag langs de Nieuwe Doelenstraat. Ter verfraaiing van de toren lieten deze stadssoldaten zich op het doek vereeuwigen. De 'Nachtwacht' was het resultaat, het heeft hier vanaf 1630 gehangen.


Untill 1882 an old walltower stood here. It was built in 1481 to defend the town against Utrecht. The citysoldiers had their meetings in this place.

In order to cheer up the walls they asked Rembrandt in 1630 to paint them. The 'Nachtwacht' was the result.
 
Erected by The ANWB, Stichting Sciltraminghe, Zimmermanfonds. (Marker Number 64613/001.)
 
Location. 52° 22.096′ N, 4° 53.749′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Nieuwe Doelenstraat and Kloveniersburgwal, on the right when traveling north 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
Doelentoren or 'Target Tower' image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
2. Doelentoren or 'Target Tower'
This relief representation of the Doelentoren can be found about 5 meters above ground level, on the corner of the hotel. (See Photo 3.)
are within walking distance of this marker. Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria (here, next to this marker); Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hendrick de Keyser (about 120 meters away); Joods Verzetsmonument /Jewish Resistance Monument (about 210 meters away); Benedictus de Spinoza (1632-1677), Amsterdammer, Filosoof/Philosopher (about 240 meters away); Municipal Morgue (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief / Amsterdam City Archives (approx. half a kilometer away); Walter Süskind (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the wall of the Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen, approximately 5 meters to the left of the entrance.
 
Also see . . .  The Night Watch (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 28, 2017.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicForts, Castles
 
Doelentoren Marker - Wide View, Looking Down Nieuw Doelenstraat image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 17, 2017
3. Doelentoren Marker - Wide View, Looking Down Nieuw Doelenstraat
The marker is visible here on the wall of the hotel (left side of the street), roughly even with the two women walking.
<i> The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch,...</i> image. Click for full size.
By Rembrandt van Rijn, 1642
4. The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch,...
but commonly referred to as The Night Watch (Dutch: De Nachtwacht).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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