Amsterdam Sights

Egelantiersgracht (Eglantine Canal)

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Published 11/18/2015

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Named for the "eglantine rose"—the floral names for canals in the Jordaan district are at odds with the fragrances that would have emanated from them in their early days—this is one of Amsterdam's loveliest canals. Many of the houses along this canal and the surrounding streets were first occupied by Golden Age painters and artisans, including the legendary mapmaking Blaeu family. Hidden here is the St. Andrieshofje, famous for its Delftware entryway. And certainly not hidden (because it's usually jammed with people) is the famed Café 't Smalle (on the corner of the Prinsengracht). This bruin café , covered with eglantine roses and complete with waterside terrace, was where Pieter Hoppe began his jenever distillery in 1780, an event of such global significance that 't Smalle is recreated in Japan's Holland Village in Nagasaki.

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Between Lijnbaansgracht and Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1015, Netherlands

Published 11/18/2015

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