Amsterdam then and now

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Discover Amsterdam Explore the rich history and vibrant present of Amsterdam with Detectmap. Our unique platform allows you to delve into the past while experiencing the modern city through interactive maps, deep zoom images, and street views. Discover the stories of world locations, and specifically, see how Amsterdam has evolved over the centuries.  If you want to see more theme topics from Detectmap, check our page! Plan Your Visit Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a curious traveler, or a local resident, Detectmap’s feature is a valuable resource. Plan your visit to Amsterdam by exploring its historical and modern facets online first. See where you’d like to go and what you’d like …

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Discover Amsterdam

Explore the rich history and vibrant present of Amsterdam with Detectmap. Our unique platform allows you to delve into the past while experiencing the modern city through interactive maps, deep zoom images, and street views. Discover the stories of world locations, and specifically, see how Amsterdam has evolved over the centuries.  If you want to see more theme topics from Detectmap, check our page!

Amsterdam then and now cityscape showing the Town Hall on Dam Square from 1693 by Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde, with modern overlay by Detectmap

Historical Paintings and Modern Street Views

With Detectmap’s interactive feature, you can compare historical paintings and prints with current street views. See famous landmarks as they appeared centuries ago and observe how they have changed over time. This immersive experience allows you to step back in time and witness the transformation of Amsterdam’s iconic locations.

Audio Narration with Google Text to Speech

Enhance your exploration with Google Text to Speech. As you navigate through the views, listen to narrated stories about each location. Learn about the historical significance, architectural changes, and cultural evolution of Amsterdam. This audio feature makes your journey educational and engaging.

Deep Zoom and Interactive Overlays

Our deep zoom technology lets you examine historical images in stunning detail. Zoom in on old maps, paintings, and prints to uncover hidden details and stories. Interactive overlays provide context, allowing you to compare the old with the new directly on your screen. Experience Amsterdam like never before, with layers of history revealed at your fingertips.

Recent Events and Historical Significance

Detectmap doesn’t just focus on the distant past; we also highlight recent events and their impact on Amsterdam. Discover how contemporary developments blend with the city’s rich history. From recent renovations to significant cultural events, see how Amsterdam continues to grow and evolve, bridging its storied past with a dynamic present.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a curious traveler, or a local resident, Detectmap’s feature is a valuable resource. Plan your visit to Amsterdam by exploring its historical and modern facets online first. See where you’d like to go and what you’d like to learn more about, making your trip both informative and memorable.

Links and Partners

We are proud to use historical images from the Stadsarchief Amsterdam Beeldbank in our feature. These invaluable resources allow us to showcase the rich history of Amsterdam through authentic and detailed visuals. We are deeply grateful to the Stadsarchief Amsterdam for providing access to their extensive image collection. You can explore more of these fascinating historical images here.