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The Seven Countries


The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering.
The Seven Countries
Voor Mieke and Jolanda

"The Seven Countries" are seven houses in the Roemer Visscherstraat in Amsterdam. They were built in 1894; the architect was an architect named Tjeerd Kuipers (1857-1942), who is better known as the builder of several churches . The remarkable aspect thing about these houses is that they represent the national architecture of seven European countries.

The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering. The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering. The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering.
England
France
Holland
The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering. The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering. The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering.
Italy
Germany
Spain
The Seven Countries. Photo Jona Lendering.
Russia
From west to east, you can recognize
  • England, a cottage, now in use as a hotel;
  • Holland, in Dutch Renaissance style;
  • Russia, like an orthodox church and with a nice "gevelsteen";
  • Italy, like a city palace;
  • Spain, with Moorish influences;
  • France, influenced by the castles along the river Loire;
  • and Germany, in a fine gothic style.
A satellite photo of the Roemer Visscherstraat can be seen here. The site is not far from the Vondelpark, and can be reached in less than ten minutes from the Leidseplein.
Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2011
Revision: 16 August 2011
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