Coordinates: 52°22′23″N 4°53′16″E / 52.37306°N 4.88778°E / 52.37306; 4.88778
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The street in 1898
Raadhuisstraat in 2019

Raadhuisstraat is a street in Downtown Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. It is located between Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and Prinsengracht. The street is named after the former City Hall or Town Hall, now the Royal Palace and it contains the gallery. It is the main thoroughfare into Old Centre.[1]

Raadhuisstraat was built in 1895.[2] Streets off of Raadhuisstraat are named after the many tanneries that used to be in the area. The street is noted for its shopping, a shopping area called the "Nine Streets," where vendors sell goods varying from handmade chocolates, high end personal goods and home decorum.[1] A tramline was later introduced.


  1. ^ a b Martin Dunford (2010). The Rough Guide to The Netherlands. Penguin. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-84836-882-8.
  2. ^ Frijhoff, Willem; Spies, Marijke (2004). Dutch Culture in a European Perspective: 1900, the age of bourgeois culture. Europe: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum. p. 135. ISBN 9023239652.

52°22′23″N 4°53′16″E / 52.37306°N 4.88778°E / 52.37306; 4.88778