Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.


Design Stores. Visit these unique stores for Dutch cutting edge industrial design: Droog – on Staalstraat, Moooi – on Westerstraat. Between the center and the Jordaan area are the fine specialized shopping streets called nine streets – 9 streets – negen straatjes, such as Berenstraat. Near by is the successful former age of enlightenment gentlemans club Felix Meritis. Now a cultural center.

Antique Stores. Right opposite the Rijksmuseum (in front) is the highest concentration of antique stores on Spiegelgracht and Spiegelstraat, For a quick and superior lunch bite excellent soups are in Soup enzo, located on Spiegelstraat and also on the block of the Rembrandt House, on Jodenbreestraat.


Spinoza Monument by the new City Hall. “The object of the State is Freedom” he jumpstarted the Age of Enlightenment.

Corner of Brewers Canal and Prinsengracht, one of the four big ones. Behind is the Jordaan district.