Dutch Quarter

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The Jan Bouman House, dating from 1735, is a typical gabled house in the Dutch style. It is named after the 18th-century architect Jan Bouman from Amsterdam. As Royal Prussian Master Builder, Bouman supervised the construction of the area of Potsdam known as the Dutch Quarter. The house has survived the passage of time virtually unscathed and represents the style characteristic of the district almost in its original form. The building has been renovated in the last few years and is now a highlight of the Dutch Quarter – the only self-contained ensemble of Dutch-style architecture preserved in Europe outside the Netherlands. Today the Jan Bouman House, together with its outbuildings and garden, is a museum...

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