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Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam

1726
Amsterdam
Diemerzeedijk 27
Museum house Diemerzeedijk in Amsterdam

The buildings of Museumhuizen Focus are open a few times a month. Here you won’t see all the rooms completed furnished, but smaller individual exhibitions focusing on a specific point of interest within the house.

Come and have a look at the stately Gemeenlandshuis. The house is surrounded by water. The hall has beautiful ornate plaster work, a monumental staircase, rooms with huge fireplaces and views of the surrounding area. For almost 275 year, this belonged to the High Lord. Come and explore the rooms where the water board councillors and committee members wined and dined and conducted their meetings and enjoy the beautiful gardens too.

Surrounded by water

For nearly 275 years, the Gemeenlandshuis was the stately home to the Zeeburg and Diemerdijk councillors, committee members and their legal successors. This water board controlled the Zuiderzee dam between Amsterdam and Muiden.
In 1727 the building replaced the old inn ‘the hunter hangs out here’ in which the councillors had previously held their meetings. From this time onwards the Gemeenlandshuis, with the beautiful view over the Zuiderzee, was used by the water board committee as an operational base and a meeting place for monitoring the dam.

Facade of the Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam
Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam on the water

Meeting in style

The Gemeenlands house, with that amazing view over the Zuiderzee, was used as a meeting place and an operational base by the water board committee. They were able to stay the night and the caretaker also acted as the landlord to the board of directors.

Room with high windows around in the Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam
Shield in the hall of the Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam

An entrance with a royal feel to it

The Gemeenlands house had a large hall with exquisite ornate plasterwork. This stunning work of art in Lodewijk X1V style was made by the plasterer Christiaan Wittenbeeker.

The hall of the gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam
The hall of the gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam

An entrance with a royal feel to it

The Gemeenlands house had a large hall with exquisite ornate plasterwork. This stunning work of art in Lodewijk X1V style was made by the plasterer Christiaan Wittenbeeker.

The hall of the gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam
The hall of the gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam
You can’t take your eyes off the magnificent ornate plaster work. It is unbelievable that somebody can achieve such brilliance. I am so grateful that this has been retained.
Esly van Dam
Main coordinator volunteers
Stucco work in the hall of the Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam
A thousand shades of white

Divine ornate plaster work

The exquisite Lodewijk X1V style ornate plasterwork in the hall was made by plasterer Christiaan Wittenbeeker.

Opening times

The Gemeenlandshuis in Amsterdam is open on the first Sunday of every month from 12.00 to 16.00.

Visiting address

Gemeenlandshuis
Diemerzeedijk 27
1095KK Amsterdam
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