Herengracht to Amstel
right Vijzelstraat to Weteringcircuit
backwards Herengracht to Leidsestraat

plaquette slavernijverleden

In 2006 mayor Cohen has placed a memorial tablet in front of his residence, to remember the history of slavery of the House with the Columns. In the 16th century it was the house of the boss of the Dutch West India Company, Paulus Godin, who enriched himself by trading slaves .