Amsterdam City View with Houses on the Herengracht and the old Haarlemmersluis, Jan van der Heyden, c. 1670

Amsterdam City View with Houses on the Herengracht and the old Haarlemmersluis, Jan van der Heyden, c. 1670

oil on panel, h 44cm × w 57.5cm. More details

Van der Heyden captured the activity on and around the water in Amsterdam’s old town centre. With an eye for detail, he painted the old Haarlemmersluis, a lock on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. However, the picture does not present a real location: Van der Heyden combined the lock with a row of houses that is actually on a different canal, the Herengracht.

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