OLDEST HOUSE in AMSTERDAM

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This is the oldest house in Amsterdam dating back to 1485. It is 532 years old!
In March 2012, a building inspector was making his routine check before a refurbishment when he discovered an exposed wooden beam structure. After some research and tests, it was later confirmed that Warmoesstraat 90 is indeed the oldest wooden house in Amsterdam.

Even though this is the oldest house in Amsterdam, the building is not listed as Rijksmonument or national heritage because of its ordinary 19th century façade which did not meet the criteria.

The building is presently occupied by Eagle Amsterdam, the city’s oldest and most famous gay club.

Address: Warmoesstraat 90 – about 8-10 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station. It is around the corner from Oude Kerk (translation: Old Church), the oldest building in Amsterdam founded in 1213.

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