Amsterdam City Streets Push Pin Map Wall Art

$39.00

Wall Map of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Beautiful framed push pin map displays the unique network of city streets, canals, landscape, and water features of Amsterdam. This impressive map has an abstract quality and reveals the patterns in the layout of the city. The fun artwork is a delight to explore! Buy any 2 Push Pin City Maps get 1 free!

Includes:

  • Case of 500 Map Pins
  • Mounted Map on Pin Board
  • Beautifully Framed: 100% Crafted in the USA High Quality Frames
  • Hanging Hardware and ready to enjoy
  • Heavy-duty packaging and shipped in very large boxes to your doorstep. Shipping is covered with your order (in the continental USA.)

Amsterdam:

Amsterdam is known for its architecture, canals, and being the first master-planned city design in Europe! The city features beautiful row houses and is the home to renowned museums: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House Museum, The National Maritime Museum, Anne Franks Home, NEMO Science Museum, and so much more!

Map Cartography:  

At GeoJango, we are experts in GIS mapping and developing products of the highest quality display. We design each of our unique styles by programming thousands of layers within each map. Each map art print is created using open street maps, a comprehensive world-wide database of roads, streets, and other features. In turn, our maps are the most accurate, high-quality, and stylish on the market.

Map Customization and Proofs:  

We can customize the title area with a title, subtitle, quote, legend, coordinates. Write what you would like customized in the Order Notes and we will provide a proof for your review within 1-2 business days!

Businesses, Hotels, Vacation Homes, AirBnB Guest Homes:

Delight your guests and customers with a beautiful map of your city! We can add special icons for your location. We can also add points-of-interests.  Contact us if you would like to add POI and icons to the map for a custom quote.

Shipping and Production: the maps are produced within 3 business days of your order and after you approve your proofs. Shipping time from CA runs 2-5 days anywhere in the continental USA. The maps are individually wrapped and shipped in a very large box to your doorstep. We cover the large shipping costs with your order.

Map Color Styles:

Toner - This map is our classic black and white style. Water is in black.

Pencil - a simplistic, etched pencil design is a classic. Water is in white and includes a special wave pattern.

Night - A dramatic display of the city network at night using blacks and whites.

Retro - The retro map colors highlight water features, parks, and the street network. Major roads are stylized.  

Ganymede - Named after Jupiter’s largest moon. This map includes topography so you can see the city street network, plus the terrain and elevations in muted blue and teal tones.

A Perfect Gift for: Avid travelers, city lovers, and geography enthusiasts. This is the perfect wedding, graduation, or job promotion gift for everyone!

Applications: Decorate your home, office, apartment, or Airbnb with the city you live in, one you’ve traveled to, or as inspiration for your next adventure. This is the ideal custom hospitality wall art for hotels, vacation rentals, local businesses, and more!

Construction: Each city map is individually printed-on-demand as Fine Art, Museum quality production. We mount the map on a high-quality pin board using heavy machinery for a lifelong bound. The map is beautifully framed and hanging hardware is assembled so it is ready to hang and enjoy.

Materials Note: No glass or acrylic glazing. The production is a museum-style mounted map that does not need glass and is very impressive. Use as a push pin map or as wall art.  (FAQ: map pins holes are too small to see if any are removed.)

Guarantee of Quality

We stand behind our work and guarantee the highest level of construction and quality. Contact us if you have any problems with your map, and we will coordinate to ensure you are happy with your order.

History of the City

The history of Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is a fascinating narrative of urban development, trade, culture, and innovation. From its origins as a small fishing village in the 13th century to its current status as a vibrant and diverse global city, Amsterdam's history reflects its unique character and enduring significance.

Early Settlement: Amsterdam's history began in the late 12th century when a small fishing village was established at the confluence of the Amstel River and the IJ Bay. The village was strategically located near the Zuiderzee (now the IJsselmeer) and the North Sea, making it a natural harbor for trade and commerce.

City Charter and Economic Growth: In 1275, Amsterdam received its city charter from Count Floris V of Holland, officially becoming a city. The city's location allowed it to thrive as a trading center, specializing in herring fishing and trade with the Baltic region. By the 17th century, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports and trading hubs in the world, known for its canals, warehouses, and merchant houses.

The Dutch Golden Age: The 17th century marked Amsterdam's Golden Age, a period of unparalleled prosperity and cultural flourishing. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Dutch West India Company (WIC) were headquartered in Amsterdam, dominating global trade routes and bringing vast wealth to the city. This era saw the construction of iconic landmarks such as the Royal Palace (formerly the Town Hall), the Westerkerk, and the world-famous canals.

Tolerance and Enlightenment: Amsterdam also gained a reputation for religious and intellectual tolerance during this period. It was a haven for persecuted religious groups, including Jews and Huguenots. The city became a center for publishing and printing, with figures like Baruch Spinoza and René Descartes finding intellectual refuge in Amsterdam.

Colonial Expansion: Amsterdam's wealth was closely tied to its colonial endeavors. The Dutch established colonies in the East Indies (present-day Indonesia) and the West Indies (including parts of the Caribbean). The city's economic prosperity was based on the exploitation of these overseas territories, particularly in the spice trade.

Decline and Modernization: The 18th century saw a decline in Amsterdam's economic dominance as other European powers rose to prominence. The Napoleonic Wars and subsequent French occupation of the Netherlands in the early 19th century further weakened the city's standing.

Industrialization and Urban Planning: In the 19th century, Amsterdam began to modernize and expand. Canals were filled in to create new streets, and industrialization transformed the city's economy. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the construction of iconic buildings like the Rijksmuseum and the Central Station.

World War II and Recovery: During World War II, Amsterdam was occupied by Nazi Germany. The city's Jewish population suffered greatly, with many deported to concentration camps. After the war, Amsterdam faced post-war challenges and housing shortages, leading to extensive urban renewal projects.

Contemporary Amsterdam: Today, Amsterdam is a global city known for its cultural richness, progressive values, and innovative spirit. It is home to world-class museums like the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House, as well as a thriving contemporary art scene. The city's canals, historic neighborhoods, and vibrant street life continue to attract visitors from around the world.

Amsterdam's history is a reflection of its resilience and adaptability. From a humble fishing village to a center of global trade and culture, the city has undergone remarkable transformations. Its unique blend of historical charm and modernity makes it a captivating destination and a symbol of the Netherlands' enduring legacy.