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Tel 556 3000. Café Dulac Haarlemmerstraat 118. Map 1 C3. Tel 624 4265. ‘t Doktertje COFFEESHOPS AND SALONS DE THÉ The more conventional type of coffeeshop is where wellto-do ladies go for a chat over coffee and cake. A number of these places use the Dutch spelling, koffieshop, or the French salons de thé to distinguish themselves from the many smoking coffeeshops, although the differences are obvious. Many, such as Arnold Cornelis and Pompadour, are attached to confectioners, patisseries or delicatessens, and have a tempting Columbus, range of cakes and brewed in sweets on offer.

This vast museum contains The house where Rembrandt Various aspects of Amsterdam’s absorbing history are docuapproximately 5,000 paintings, lived for 20 years opened as mented in several of the city’s including works by Rembrandt, the Museum Het Rembrandmuseums. The Amsterdams Vermeer, Frans Hals and Albert thuis in 1911. As well as providing an insight into the artist’s Historisch Museum covers the Cuyp as well as a significant growth of Amsterdam collection of sculptures, prints, life, it contains an from its origins as a important collection artifacts and Asiatic art.

From 1619 the Guild of Surgeons had their meeting room and anatomy theatre here. They added the central octagonal tower in 1691. Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp, now in the Mauritshuis (see pp188–9), and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Jan Deijman, in the Amsterdams Historisch Museum (see pp80–1), were commissioned by the guild and hung here. After the weigh house closed in the early 1800s, the Waag served as a fire station and two city museums. It is now home to the café-restaurant In de Waag (see p228).

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