Dutch Quarter in Potsdam
The Dutch quarter is popular with locals and tourists alike. It consists of four squares with about 150 brick houses in Dutch style - unplastered, with white grout, shutters and partly curved Gables.
The building ensemble unique in Europe was built between 1734 and 1742 for Dutch craftsmen, that the soldier King - King Friedrich Wilhelm I - had taken to Potsdam. Johann Boumann, whose work bears witness to a Museum in the Middle 8 led the construction of the district. Stroll through the district, and discover the many exclusive shops and cosy cafés and restaurants that make up the special flair of the district in addition to the architecture.
Dutch history in Potsdam
The Jan Bouman House is a typical gable House from 1735 and thus a particular jewel Potsdam architecture in the Dutch quarter. It is the first urban settlement House of the 18th century, that is accessible to the public and has the largest inventory of original building substance. The restored set of front building, farm, timber-framed courtyard building and House Garden is experienced in its original form.
Under direction of the Dutch architect Jan Bouman (1706 - 1776) was the Dutch quarter. With his Dutch designs, it's a built symbol of Prussian policy of tolerance.
Jan Bouman House
Phone: +49 331 2803773
Fax: +49 331 2805872
Monday to Friday 1 pm to 6 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11 am to 6 pm
Distance from hotel: 6.6 km