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Visiting Historic Houses
“… In fact, my entire journey through Amsterdam’s vibrant house museums was one great historical sensation in a variety of contexts. I followed in the footsteps of Dutch East India Company directors, workers, orphans, writers, artists, architects, and many others, seeing how they lived and worked. How they ate in poverty-stricken 19th-century slums or at lavishly laid tables in canal-side mansions of Van Loon or Bartolotti. How they prayed in secret with Father Parmentier in a clandestine attic church. I am not longer just an Amsterdammer: now I’m an Amsterdammer with a past. … Froukje Wattel
The book is divided in 4 chapters: Living on the canal; clandestine churches and dolls' houses; artists (including Rembrandt) and people in hiding (including Anne Frank); the ordinary Amsterdammer.
Paperback, 14,5 x 21,5 cm, 304 pages, 150 full colour illustrations. Bilingual, English and Dutch.