Het Grachtenhuis - The Canalside House | Canal Area

Herengracht 386 is a canal house with a special place in the story of Amsterdam's ring of canals as well as the art of the Golden Age. It is now home to the "Grachtenhuis" museum which introduces visitors to the amazing city development project of the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam.

Het Grachtenhuis is the natural starting point for visitors to learn about the fascinating development of the ring of canals. The house itself has a rich history: built between 1663 and 1665 by the successful merchant Karel Gerards, Het Grachtenhuis has accommodated many prominent merchants and bankers. In the house many important transactions took place with Russian aristocracy, French kings and the upper class from the United States.

In this setting you can learn about the development of the ring of canals, which is nearly four centuries old and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Het Grachtenhuis
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Herengracht 386
1016CJ Amsterdam