Café De Bazel / Amsterdam

Vijzelstraat 32 Amsterdam 1017 HL
+31 20 723 0560
€€€
Opening Hours
Sun, Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 07:30 - 18:00
Description

De Bazel is a monumental building on the west side of the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam (at number 32), and stretches from the Herengracht to the Keizersgracht. It stands as an example of Brick Expressionism.HistoryThe building was the most important work of the Dutch architect Karel de Bazel and was built from 1919 to 1926 as the head office of the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (NHM). The architect died in 1923, three years before completion. Construction was continued by his chef de bureau C. van de Linde, together with designer Adolf Leonard van Gendt. Sculptures on the outside of the building are by Joseph Mendes da Costa, Lambertus Zijl and Hendrik A. van den Eijnde. The stained glass windows were made by Joep Nicolas after designs by Antoon Derkinderen. The building was titled De Spekkoek, after the Dutch-Indonesian delicacy spekkoek, but is now named after the architect.Colonial HistoryThe building commemorates the history of the NHM and specifically the "heroic" deeds of the three colonial generals J. P. Coen, Daendels, and J. B. van Heutsz. Ironically, the deeds of these men are not considered heroic any more.

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average 143 votes
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Tips from the Net @ Café De Bazel
Gustavo Swing en
Good breakfast, friendly staff, not over-crowded. Little bit pricy GooglePlace - August 2017
Steven Houthoofd nl
Zeer goede Bazel burger blonde d'aquitaine. Top service. GooglePlace - June 2017
Tamara Uribe es
Entramos a este café por pura curiosidad y nos encantó, el café delicioso y la comida riquísima. Lo mejor, que tienen casi puros productos orgánicos (bio). GooglePlace - June 2017
joke den herder nl
als je binnenkomt is de sfeer verrassend warm de bediening is vlot ,aardig en behulpzaam. de kok maakt heerlijke hapjes,broodjes en maaltijden echt de moeite waard. ga er zelf ook graag en regelmatig wat nuttigen en het is altijd weer een verrassing wat je kan eten en o ja zo heerlijk vers ook zijn er biologische producten die je kan bestellen GooglePlace - March 2017
Wesley van Breukelen en
A nice place to visit for a coffee. And the fiod wasnt bad either. The building is also very interesting to see. GooglePlace - July 2016