Amsterdam Sights

Schuttersgalerij (Civic Guard Gallery)

impressive Civic Guard paintings from the Golden Age


Amsterdam's 'Schuttersgalerij', a public passage-way in the old centre of Amsterdam with 15 enormous paintings of Civic Guards from the 17th century

In a passage-way between the Kalverstraat and the Begijnhof 15 enormous portraits of the Amsterdam Civic Guards from the 17th century can be admired. This is probably the only place in the world where paintings are simply hanging on display in the street.


Civic Guardsmen from the Company of captain Adriaen Pieterszn Raep and lieutenant Pieter Pieterszn Hasselaer, 1623 - Cornelis van der Voort (1576 - 1624)

'The Entry of Napoleon in Amsterdam'

Currently the restoration of 'The Entry of Napoleon in Amsterdam', a huge painting representing the submission of Amsterdam by the French two hundred years ago, can be seen for free at the Schuttergalerij.


'De intocht van Napoleon te Amsterdam' by Mathhieu van Bree (1813).
Amsterdam Museum

David & Goliath


Wooden figures of David, Goliath and his bearer made in the 17th century. David is only 1.60 m high and Goliath towers over him with his 5.30 m.


Jordaan Quarter

Discover the many picturesque streets of the Jordaan with its hidden gardens.