Amsterdam-Centrum is the inner-most borough of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 2002, Amsterdam-Centrum was the last area in the city to be granted the status of self-governing borough, the borough is only 8.04 km2 large and covers the old innercity and the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam canal belt. In 2013, the borough had approximately 85,000 inhabitants, since the 2014 municipal elections, the district councils have been abolished and replaced by smaller, but still directly elected district committees. The district committees are elected every four years, on the day as the citys central municipal council. Each district committee elects three of its members to form an executive committee, the district committees jurisdiction is determined by the central municipal council. The former district council of Amsterdam-Centrum originally had 27 members but was enlarged in 2006 with two extra members, the last district executive board president was Jeanine van Pinxteren, who had succeeded Els Iping and Anne Lize van der Stoel.
The new district committee of Amsterdam-Centrum consists of 13 members, the committee was elected on March 19,2014. Five national political parties are represented in the committee, on April 7,2014, the committee elected its executive committee. Executive committee chair is Boudewijn Oranje, the members are Jeanine van Pinxteren. The borough office of Amsterdam-Centrum is located at City Hall, known as the Stopera building
Herman Heijermans, was a Dutch writer. Heijermans was born in Rotterdam, into a liberal Jewish family, in the Algemeen Handelsblad daily, he published a series of sketches of Jewish family life under the pseudonym of Samuel Falkland, which were collected in volume form. His novels and tales include Trinette, Kamertjeszonde and his other plays are, Dora Kremer, Het zevende Gebod, Het Pantser, Ora et labora, and numerous one-act pieces. A Case of Arson, an English version of the one-act play Brand in de Jonge Jan, was notable for the impersonation by Henri de Vries of all the seven witnesses who appear as characters, Heijermans died in Zandvoort at age 59, and is buried at Zorgvlied cemetery. This article incorporates text from a now in the public domain, Hugh. Works by Herman Heijermans at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Herman Heijermans at Internet Archive Works by Herman Heijermans at LibriVox
Nieuwe Pijp is a neighbourhood in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is part of the borough of Amsterdam-Zuid, the Nieuwe Pijp is bordered by Ceintuurbaan and Sarphatipark in the north, Van Woustraat in the east, Amstel Canal in the south and Boerenwetering canal in the west. Along with the Oude Pijp, situated north of the Nieuwe Pijp, the Nieuwe Pijp is part of the Plan Zuid urban expansion plan designed by architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage in 1917. The neighbourhood was built between 1921 and 1929 and this part of Berlage’s masterplan, along with the neighbouring Diamantbuurt, was designated for working-class housing projects. The neighbourhood is characterized by Amsterdam School architecture, one of the most prominent examples of this architectural movement is the Dageraad complex. It was designed by Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer for a socialist housing association and it includes buildings at the Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, the Therese Schwartzplein, Henriette Ronnerplein and Burgemeester Tellegenstraat.
The complex consists of two blocks and the characteristic corner buildings. The surrounding area was parceled out between cooperatives of other denominations, including a catholic housing association and a liberal housing association. A second major project, the Cooperatiehof, was built in 1928 and it shows similarities with the Dageraad complex but was designed by Piet Kramer alone
The Kadijken, known as Kadijkseiland or Kadijkenbuurt, is a neighbourhood to the north of Artis zoo in the centre of Amsterdam. The name Kadijken is the form of Kadijk and refers to the two main streets that traverse the neighbourhood, Hoogte Kadijk and Laagte Kadijk. The neighbourhood is cut into two halves, a western part and a smaller western part, by a former complex of sluice gates that forms a canal between the Nieuwe Vaart and Entrepotdok canals. This canal isolates the western part of the neighbourhood from the rest of the city, connecting the two main streets, Hoogte en Laagte Kadijk, is a small street appropriately named Tussen Kadijken. The small street Buiten Kadijken runs from Hoogte Kadijk to Nieuwe Vaart canal, at the corner of Hoogte Kadijk and Buiten Kadijken is a pillar topped with a sculpture of a falcon with a crown on its head. This is a replica of a sculpture that stood here for many years as a trademark of the beer brewery De Gekroonde Valk. The western edge of the neighbourhood is formed by Kadijkenplein square with the Zeemanshuis, from the square, a cast-iron bridge leads across Nieuwe Herengracht canal.
Behind the bridge are the Scharrebiersluis sluice gates, both the bridge and the sluice gates were constructed in 1906. The neighbourhood has about 3,000 inhabitants, there about 1,700 residences, primarily in the western part of the neighbourhood. Of those, 70% is rented, and the remaining 30% is privately owned, the eastern part of the neighbourhood is less residential, this area is dominated by offices and workshops. The many former warehouses and shipyards in the Kadijken are a reminder of the neighbourhoods past as an area of town dominated by shipping, Werfmuseum t Kromhout and Koning William, both on Hoogte Kadijk, are still in use as shipyards. The eastern hall of Werfmuseum t Kromhout is now a museum, the neighbourhood has a large number of rijksmonumenten, including the warehouses on Entrepotdok, the Sibbelwoningen on Hoogte Kadijk and a series of 17th- and 18th-century houses. In this area, a dike, the Nieuwe Zeedijk, had been constructed beyond the original Sint Antoniesdijk dike. A kadijk is the outer, lower dike within a set of two dikes to keep a river, from flooding.
During the city expansion, the Nieuwe Zeedijk was raised and the part was called Hoogte Kadijk. The Kadijken rapidly developed into an area dominated by shipyards, the south side was originally used for recreation, but from the early part of the 18th century this part of the neighbourhood was filled with warehouses and other buildings for storage of goods. In 1827 the Rapenburgergracht, as the canal along the edge of the neighbourhood was called, was taken over by the Dutch national government. The government established the Algemeen Rijksentrepot there, which allowed goods in transit to be stored and transferred from one ship to another without the need to pay excise duties
The Marie Heinekenplein is a square in Amsterdam, popularly known as Heinekenplein. The circle-shaped square is used for events, such as a book market. Marie Heinekenplein was constructed in the early 1990s and it lies just outside the city centre, in the neighbourhood of De Pijp, along the street Ferdinand Bolstraat. The street Quellijnstraat runs along the edge of the square. Tram lines 16 and 24 have a stop near the square, along the Marie Heinekenplein are a number of bars and cafés. The square is lined with café terraces, between the square and the Stadhouderskade street is the former Heineken brewery, now a popular tourist attraction known as the Heineken Experience. Along the northern side of the square is an apartment building incorporating a supermarket. One of the three restaurants of renowned Chinese restaurant chain Nam Kee is located along the square, originally the area was part of the Heineken brewery complex. In 1988, most of the brewery was demolished, and in 1993, the name of the square was the source of much debate in Amsterdam.
Originally it was supposed to be named after Nelson Mandela, the plan was scrapped after Winnie Mandela was convicted in 1991 of kidnapping and being an accessory to assault in connection with the death of 14-year-old James Seipei. Local street-naming rules do not allow a street to be named after someone who is alive or a company. This prevented the square to be named Heinekenplein, the square is located in an area of De Pijp where streets are normally named after Dutch painters. An elegant compromise was struck by naming the square after a niece of the Heineken founder Gerard Adriaan Heineken, painter Marie Heineken
Sloten is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Amsterdam, and lies about 6 km west of the city centre, Sloten was a separate municipality until 1921. During the 1928 Summer Olympics, it hosted the rowing events, andreas Peter Cornelius Sol J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, Sloten. Map of the municipality, around 1868
De Negen Straatjes is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It consists of nine streets of the Prinsengracht, Herengracht. Together they form a sub-neighborhood within the larger western Grachtengordel, one with small and diverse shops. The construction in this area back to the first half of the 17th century. The Negen Straatjes is bordered on the north by the Raadhuisstraat, the idea to promote the Nine Little Streets as a shopping area came from Djoeke Wessing. Still a local shop keeper, she wanted a name for the area to give the same allure as the Jordan. This, she felt, would promote cooperation and business growth, the Association of The 9 Streets was founded on November 12,1996. Nobody thought it was a name at the time, but the name has stuck. In recent years the Hazenstraat, a street of the Elandsgracht in the Jordaan