Vintage map Amsterdam
Map of vintage Amsterdam. Vintage map Amsterdam (Netherlands) to print. Vintage map Amsterdam (Netherlands) to download. Difficult start for vintage Amsterdam. Until the twelfth century, the vintage area of Amsterdam where the Amstel River flows into the Zuiderzee, the inland sea that the North Sea had finally created in the north of the Netherlands, had been a marshy place. Then, at the end of the 12th century, fishermen settled on the right bank of the mouth of the Amstel (see vintage map Amsterdam), building a dike to protect them from the tides of the hectic Zuiderzee, the Zeedijk (sea dike). Near the mouth of the Amstel, a passage with locks, called Dam, was also built on the Amstel.
From the fourteenth century on, vintage Amsterdam flourished on the basis of trade with the cities of the Hanseatic League. In 1345, a Eucharistic miracle occurred near the Kalverstraat and vintage Amsterdam would remain an important pilgrimage city until the Protestant Reformation; today the Stille Omgang—a silent procession in civil dress—remains of the rich pilgrimage history (as its shown in vintage map Amsterdam).