News of: Friday, September 11 2015,
Like every second weekend in September, on September 12 and 13, dozens of buildings in Amsterdam will be open to the public for free.
The Open Monumentendag is held in the Netherlands since 1987. Thousands of historical buildings and sites take part, and because access is free, the event is hugely popular.
In Amsterdam, this year there are 61 locations.
Here is the list of Amsterdam buildings.
The list contains old and new buildings, some are more interesting than others.
A subjective choice to go for:
1. A'dam Toren - the former Shell head office, across the IJ at the back of the Central Station. Now being converted in hotel, meeting space, night club with revolving restaurant in the top.
2. Huis Bartolotti - beautiful 17th century canal house, normally not open to the public
3. Huis met de Riviergoden - 'House with the river gods', early 18th century canal house, with period rooms
4. De Gulden Trip - 16th century house, one of the oldest in Amsterdam
5. Koninklijke Wachtkamer - the Royal Waitingroom in the Central Station, platform 2B
The event is Saturday and Sunday, from 10-5.
Open Monumentend Dag