Right next to the former French Quarter lies the Dutch Quarter. 134 red Holländerhäuser in 4 Karrees were built by architect Jan Bouman from 1732 on behalf of the Soldier King in Potsdam. The complex, which is part of the Second Baroque extension of the city, consists of 4 blocks with a total of 134 houses (4 vacant lots still bear witness to the destruction of the war) and is the largest closed Dutch building complex outside the Netherlands. In the neighborhood there are many cafés, pubs and arts and crafts shops. Even lovers of antiques will get their money's worth in the Dutch Quarter.
April 19, 2017
"There are exactly 134 red, two-story brick houses, arranged in four squares. The so-called Dutch houses were built according to a design by the architect Jan Bouman between 1734 and 1742 for Dutch immigrants. They are the largest closed Dutch building ensemble outside of the Netherlands - and today, well preserved and restored, a popular district in the historic center of Potsdam. There are arts and crafts shops, galleries, workshops, antique shops and cozy cafes everywhere. There are also two museums. The Jan Bouman House presents everything on display boards and with videos The Potsdam Museum shows views from old Potsdam as well as paintings and graphics from the 18th to 20th centuries, as well as a photography exhibition with pictures of Potsdam before and after World War II.
November 22, 2019
Since Potsdam was built on moorland, King Friedrich has been looking for drainage experts. He found these in the Dutch. For the workers he had the Dutch quarter built in the typical Dutch style.
Some time ago it was saved from demolition and is now a listed building.
September 12, 2016
In the middle of the unique Dutch quarter with its cozy, artistically inspired ambience and its extraordinary offer of food and drinks, the Café Collage presents itself as a place for beautiful hours. Guests are spoiled with a selection of Mediterranean, French and local dishes, inspired by the seasonal delicacies such as asparagus or game, depending on the season. The varied crêpes are very popular - from sweet to savory.
April 19, 2017
Here you feel like you are in Holland. Considering that it was totally dilapidated decades ago and was about to be demolished, one can only be thankful that this neighborhood has been renovated and is again enlightened in its splendor. Here are also many pubs and hotels / pensions located.
June 12, 2019
@R 🐺 & G 🚶♀️on Tour: The attic chambers for the soldiers and also the tall guys were, as far as I know, all over the city. Every house owner had to provide an attic for this, not only in the Dutch Quarter.
The 1st Guards Regiment on foot, the elite regiment of the Prussian King, was housed here until 1848 (de.wikipedia.org/wiki/1._Garde-Regiment_zu_Fu%C3%9F).
November 9, 2020
The Dutch master carpenter Gerit Swan and his wife moved into the house in today's Benkertstrasse 5. In 1869, after more than 130 years of use as a residential building, the innkeeper Ch.
Many years later, the restorer A. Seifert ensured a new quality of gastronomy in the Dutch Quarter, and the innkeeper August Lips, who followed in 1907 after some time, gave the restaurant the face that is recognizable today with the classic facade advertising, which next to the name “Flying Dutchman “With the representation of the characteristic sailing ship also includes the historical brand image of the Berliner Kindl brewery.
Source in information: zumfliegendehollaender.de
November 9, 2020
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