Oost-Indisch Huis - Bushuis Amsterdam


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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This is Amsterdam – collection
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Part of the facade of the
Oost-Indisch Huis – Bushuis Amsterdam
(East-India House – Bushouse Amsterdam)
Now: University of Amsterdam – Kloveniersburgwal

Quotes from Wikipedia :

The Oost-Indisch Huis (Dutch for “East India House”) is an early 17th-Century building in the centre of Amsterdam. It was the most important building of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC).

In 1603, the Amsterdam chambre 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.

After the East India Company was dissolved in 1798, the building served until 1808 as the seat of the colonial government of the Batavian Republic.

Now, the complex Bushuis/Oost Indisch Huis is a part of the University of Amsterdam, used mainly for the section Communication Science

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
exp.time 1/125 sec. at f/6,7
ISO 200 Focal length 18 mm

TAGS : Netherlands, Amsterdam, University, Oost-Indisch Huis – Bushuis, architecture, architectural, historical, buildings, East_Indian_Company, facade, brick, windows, repetitive patterns

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