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Amsterdam City View with Houses on the Herengracht and the old Haarlemmersluis  1670

by Jan van der Heyden

Van der Heyden captured the activity on and around the water in Amsterdam’s old town centre. With an eye
for detail, he painted the old Haarlemmersluis, a lock on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. However, the picture does not present a real location: Van der Heyden combined the lock with a row of houses that is actually on a different canal, the Herengracht.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum