What was the area of Amsterdam like, before Amsterdam actually came into being? Why are the alleys and streets in the center and in the Jordan diagonal, while straight in the canals between them? Is the Central Station in the right place? How big is Amsterdam actually? These and many other questions are addressed in this book, which is about 1000 years spatial history of Amsterdam.
Translation of: 1000 jaar Amsterdam. Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-358) and index.