Westindisch Huis, Amsterdam

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The Oost-Indisch Huis is an early 17th-century building in the centre of Amsterdam. It was a headquarters of the Dutch East India Company .The Oost-Indisch Huis was the first building especially built for the East India Company. The building served as the headquarters of the Amsterdam chamber of the East India Company. The 20 regents of the Amsterdam chamber met here. In addition, the majority of meetings of the Heeren XVII, the regents of the East India Company, were also held at the Oost-Indisch Huis. Shipcrews were recruited here, and the archives and map collection of the East India Company were also kept here.A gate with Tuscan-style pilasters and a small tunnel lead to an inner courtyard with elegant facades in Amsterdam Renaissance style, a style closely identified with the architect Hendrick de Keyser, who was most likely responsible for designing the building.HistoryIn 1603, the Amsterdam chamber of the East India Company began using part of the Bushuis armory on the Kloveniersburgwal canal as a warehouse. Two years later, the East India Company took over the whole building. However, the company still lacked meeting and office space, so a new building was constructed directly adjacent to the Bushuis. This building, completed in 1606, was called the Oost-Indisch Huis ("East India House") and was the first building especially built for the East India Company.In 1663-64, the western wing was extended. In addition, a northern wing was added, so that the building now also bordered the street Oude Hoogstraat. The last major extension was added between 1658 and 1661.
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  • Previously, this beautiful building was the West Indies house and was the central Trade Point in the Golden Age. The West Indies House is the former headquarters of the West India Company in Amsterdam. In this building, the commanders of the WIC in 1625 ordered the construction of a fort on the island of Manhattan, the first start to what would become the New York world city. (Wikipedia). For a long time there is a textile wholesaler, de Vries van Buuren resident. And now it's a nice event and hospitality location.
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  • Saw this famous building West India trading company after Singelu. Beautiful white building, which is now used for conferences and banquets. The company was founded in the year 1621 and has received from the States General right to a monopoly of trade in America and West Africa, pereehalv in this building, lasted until the end of the 17th century, is no longer sitting in this building here in 1660 hotel was opened and after big losses in North America quietly vanished a beautiful building.
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