West India House

Local nameWest Indisch Huis
LocationCentrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The West-Indisch Huis is the former headquarters of the Dutch West India Company in Amsterdam. In this building, the Dutch West India Company's governors in 1625 ordered the construction of a fort on the island of Manhattan, laying the foundations for New York City.

The West-Indisch Huis is located on the Herenmarkt, a small square between the Haarlemmerstraat and Brouwersgracht canal in the center of Amsterdam. The building has municipal monument status and is in use as office space and venue for conferences, weddings and other events. The John Adams Institute, which aims to further cultural exchange between The Netherlands and the U.S., is housed in the building.

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Not open to the public.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West-Indisch_Huis_(Amsterdam)

Official website http://www.westindischhuis.com/

Email westindischhuis@euronet.nl

Phone +31 20 625 7528

Address 93E Herenmarkt, Amsterdam 1013EC, Netherlands

Coordinates 52°22'48.236" N 4°53'30.708" E

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