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Oost-Indisch Huis
24 Oude Hoogstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Style: Dutch Renaissance

The austere Oost-Indisch Huis, former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, is part of the University of Amsterdam.

Built in 1605 and attributed to Hendrick de Keyser, it was expanded several times to house spices, silk and porcelain from the East Indies.

Restyling in the 1890s destroyed much of the interior decoration, but the facade has remained largely intact.

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Dutch Renaissance style

Typical Dutch gable, topped by a balustrade

Note the black tie anchors to the right

Bay leaf ornamentation

Dutch Renaissance style gable, topped by a pediment

Photos and their arrangement 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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