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Amsterdam shows you its history after seeing the Moco Museum

If you are passionate about history, Amsterdam has a lot to offer you. This city keeps the record of many years full of experiences to share. If you have already enjoyed the Moco Museum, it is time to take a walk through the historical corners of this wonderful city. After your visit to all the options of the museum Amsterdam, I invite you to take a walk through the Amsterdam City Archives (Stadsarchief). The building was built in 1920 and houses a large collection of historical documents that you deserve to see. You can also come across an exhibition showing all the places in the Netherlands that were declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Below ground it has a treasure room that used to be a bank vault. You can find this great place at Vijzelstraat 32.

History for different tastes

The history is very varied. Lovers of the past are many. Some people are excited to discover events of the past and others are just looking to understand a few things. There are historical places in Amsterdam to give free rein to your curiosity. Let's start with St Nicholas Church, a catholic church built in 1887. With a height of 58 meters it is located at Prins Hendrikkade 73. Another place you should visit is the Narrowest Houses in Amsterdam. Located in the historic center of the city, they can have a width of only 1 meter. This was due to the fact that during the 17th century taxes on houses were charged according to their width. And finally you should visit the Windmill De Gooyer and Brewery 't IJ. With 27 meters high it is the tallest wooden windmill in the Netherlands and has been standing there since 1814.

A part of history we cannot repeat

Good things and bad things have happened in the past. We must learn from the mistakes of the past in order not to repeat them in the present. In Amsterdam you can visit the Homomonument, the first and largest monument dedicated to the rights of the LGBT community. It reminds us of the people who lost their lives during the Second World War and how harmful it is to judge people only by their sexual orientation. Nearby is the Pink Point info kiosk where you will find volunteers offering information to LGBT visitors. Whatever your motivation for learning about history is, the important thing is that you pass on this knowledge. Humanity runs the risk of repeating the same mistakes if they are not learned from the past. Take your passion for history with you wherever you go.

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