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De Heiligewegsluis – Bridge 2 | History and information

There has been a bridge here for centuries, but it started with a lock with a lockkeeper’s house. At the beginning of the 17th century the lock had to be separated from the Amsterdam inland waters and the waters of the Amstel before the separation . Later, only the bridge remained. It once lay together on the city boundary of Amsterdam, right next to the Heiligewegspoort , which was demolished in 1663/1664 because the city boundary had shifted to the Leidsepoort due to the urban expansion.

Architecht: unknown

Koningsplein was also part of Amsterdam’s Jewish History and many of the stores located here are chronicled in Dutch at

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