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Constructed by the urgency of the population increase in Amsterdam, Of Pijp it is today a district of great ethnic diversity and a very active life. Home of famous Dutch writers, offers diversion and strolls of interest for all the ages.

Of Pijp, Latin quarter, Amsterdam

Originally, of Pijp it was a working district of few constructions. Their meadows, crossed by narrow channels that gave their name him - pijpen means “tube? - some shelters and houses of field exhibited.

The new district was elevated as quickly as possible, to give home to the increasing population of Amsterdam. At the beginning of the Sixties the first foreigners settled. One was Spanish workers employed by the factory of beer Heineken de Stadhouderskade. With the course of the time, emigrants also arrived from diverse countries.

With the increase of the cost of the house in center of the city, many young people chose of Pijp to settle down themselves, due to their relatively accessible prices. And for such market he was developed to an important network of restaurants and modern bars.

These ups and downs of history formed the population of the district of Pijp - also known like “the Latin quarter “, that today counts on diverse attractions for the varied tastes more.

The most famous market of Amsterdam is to the south of of Pijp: the market Albert Cuyp, where it can be acquired from fruit to clothes, every day except Sundays and where the ethnic stores abound. In 2005, the market fulfilled its first century of life.

In the old factory of beer of Heineken, in Stadhouderskade, a luck of museum was located that offers a visit guided by the building, well-known like Heineken Experience. In operation until 1988, today the interior of this construction shows the public the silos of Malta, the boiler of the beer and a route by more than fifty years of publicity of the mark.

The Sarphati park, in Ceintuurbaan, is unmistakable by its combination of bridges, sources and a surprising cascade. It was constructed in 1885 under the promotion of the doctor Samuel Sarphati, of whom was elevated a statue in center. The urban engineer Goes Niftrik, that was in charge of its design, followed landscaping the style English, obtaining a charming space of a deep esthetic dimension. The park counts on a zone for children small and recreational facilities for children of greater age.

Consequence of its multiculturalidad, the district has a gastronomical supply so varied as it can imagine: it cooks of India, the Kurdistán, of Turkey, of Cambodia, of Surinam, of Indonesia, of China and much more.

Practical information of Heineken Experience

  • Address: Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 Amsterdam.
  • Entrance: 5 Euros. (Smaller of 18, only in company of its parents).
  • Schedule: of Tuesday to Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.

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