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Bloemgracht (Flower Canal)
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Lined with suave "burgher" houses of the 17th century, this canal has been termed the "Herengracht of the Jordaan" (Gentlemen's Canal of the Jordaan). It was a center for paint and dye manufacturers, which made sense, because the Jordaan was populated with Golden Age artists: Rembrandt ran a studio here. Although modern intrusions have been made, Bloemgracht is still proudly presided over by "De Drie Hendricken," three houses set at No. 87 to 91 owned by the Hendrick de Keyser heritage organization, with their gable stones for the farmer, a city settler, and a sailor.
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