The Smallest House

The Smallest House

The Smallest House is located at the Hoogstraat 22 in Amsterdam. This building is in total, 9 square meters (96 square feet).  The Smallest House is not only a historical building but also a place where you can buy a variety of several fantastic trinkets and treasures. Some of these include pre-packaged and fresh loose teas and accessories, chocolates, nougat, honey, fudge and liquor.

Located right in the heart of historical Amsterdam, though this building may be tiny, it is still quite easy to find and get to. Though the history of Hoogstraat 22 dates back to 1738, its influencers of both the Walloon Church – located right behind it – and the East India House date way back to the year 1409. Currently, the wall to the north side is Oude Hoogstraat and the wall to the west side is Kloveniersburgwal. The street has always been a shopping street and is part of the continuous, partly car-free route from the Dam Square – Damstraat – Old Doelenstraat – Old High Street – New High Street.

With a lovely and unique architectural structure both in its exterior and interior, Hoogstraat is a definite must see while in Amsterdam. Whether you want to simply take pictures of the outside, indulge in some of the many fabulous delicacies inside or simply want to be able to say you have visited The Smallest House in Amsterdam, all are good reasons to make this part of your stay in the city.

The Smallest House Details
Address: Oude Hoogstraat 22, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Built in: 1738
Locally known as Het Kleinste Huis
Admission: FREE

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