Amsterdam has its origins in the 12th century when locals built a dam over the river Amstel leading to the village being named "Aemstelredamme". In the Middle Ages, Amsterdam was surrounded by a moat, called the Singel, which now forms the innermost ring in the city, and makes the city centre a horseshoe shape. The canal system was heavily developed in the early 17th century, considered the city's Golden Age, to accommodate large scale immigration. Four concentric half-circles of canals with their ends emerging at the IJ bay were constructed. Amsterdam is now home to more than one hundred kilometres of canals. It is thought that the considerations of the layout were purely practical and defensive rather than ornamental. The layout of the inner city canal ring was inscribed on the World Heritage List by Unesco in 2010.
This 3d map of Amsterdam, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the Royal Palace and includes the Singel, Prinsengracht, Herengracht and Keizersgracht. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, metal etching, acrylic box frame|
|DIMENSIONS||12in high, 12in wide, 2in deep & 10lb approximately.||TAGS||Wall hang this accurate handcrafted 3d scale model of Amsterdam. Buy direct from the maker with free shipping and no quibble returns. Contemporary, modern wall art of Amsterdam's unique canal and road network.|
|Mark Atkinson from Chicago IL|
February 22 2021
JUST RECEIVED MY FIRST C&M MODEL - IT'S FANTASTIC THANK YOU. I WAS ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED THAT THE MODEL WAS WITH BUILDINGS BUILT OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION SINCE YOUR WEBSITE PICTURES - IT IMPRESSIVE AND APPRECIATED. THANK YOU - YOU JUST MADE A SATISFIED CUSTOMER WHO WILL BE A REPEAT CUSTOMER.
|Jim from Philadelphia|
February 10 2021
I just received my 1:5000 model of Venice and it is stunning. Now, granted, Venice is stunning, but the model is amazing. I sent my kids and GF pics saying this is possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever bought, and I’m 64!Thanks, beautiful. No doubt I’ll be back!
|Helmut from Germany|
February 05 2021
I ordered the Bauhaus building and Guggenheim museum. Well packed and really beautiful models. I enjoy them very much and will order citycapes this year. Thank you Gavin for your service and patience.
|Edwin Simpson from Larne, Northern Ireland |
February 03 2021
Beautiful models and so well made- this is my third. A lovely piece of architectural art.
|Andy Gunter-Smith from England |
January 19 2021
Ive just taken delivery of Berlin, Paris and Vegas (cityscapes). Just Venice left to complete my collection. Beautifully crafted and I enjoy looking at them every day. Thank you for taking such good care with the packaging. Each one is a joy to look at.
|AGS from UK|
January 19 2021
Superb service, well packaged and beautifully crafted. Truly unique and a joy to look at - thank you.
|Emilia from Bologna, Italy|
December 25 2020
The model of Venice was a wonderful Christmas present from my dad. It is an high quality product, packaged with care, I love it!
|Sahra from Denmark|
December 24 2020
Thank you so much! It arrived on time and I am super happy!
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