The Old Church is located in an area of Amsterdam known as the Old Side. The New Church is located in the New Side area. But the New Side is actually older than the Old Side.
Originally the canals of Amsterdam had several functions: they allowed for goods to be delivered from the harbor (and the markets at Dam square and Nieuwmarkt) to storage facilities and stores throughout thecity. they were used as defence moats they served to guide the water of the Amstel River through its former … Read moreThe Canals of Amsterdam