The entrance to the "Oudemanhuispoort" (old men home gate), a building complex in Amsterdam between Spui and Waterloo square dating from 1601. It is one of the main locations of the University of Amsterdam. Originally is was used as a retirement home.
The shops in the gallery were already taken in use by dealers in gold, silver, books, galenties and other things in 1757. They were part of the retirement home for old men and women which rented out the eighteen present cabinets to these merchants.
Since 1879 it is in use as a daily book market.
Where hubby found a photobook for only 3 euros.
A look at the canal through the gate.