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Dutch quarter: craftsmen and souvenirs

Dutch quarter in the center of Potsdam represents a Dutch colony of sorts and the largest Dutch architectural ensemble outside the Netherlands. It gives out the air of coziness and warmth. History of creation of this quarter started in 1733. At that time King of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm I, wishing to lure in Dutch craftsmen he needed for the development of the kingdom and the new capital, ordered to build a “Dutch village” where the newly arrived masters could live.

Beginning from 1733, there were 134 houses built in Dutch style in seven years. Houses were soon occupied by expatriates from Holland as well as other immigrants and even local residents who were satisfied with the quality of accommodation. Thus the problem of lack of specialists was solved, while an architectural monument remained. Today it is as cozy as during the 18th century. There are cafés and souvenir shops, pubs and bars.

Address
Benkertstraße 5
14467, Potsdam
GPS coordinates
52.403109, 13.060468
Official website
Opening Hours
Now - closed
Tue-Sun 11:00-21:00
Nearby
500 m
Walhalla
Restaurant • Hotel • Biergarten
+49 331 7481678
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80 m
Augustiner
Restaurant • Wine bar
+49 331 20099580
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210 m
Quo Vadis
Bar • Café
+49 331 24364756
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150 m
Arlecchin
Restaurant
+49 331 2437720
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90 m
Hohle Birne
Snack bar
+49 331 2800715
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300 m
La Maiella
Restaurant • Osteria
+49 331 6264893
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350 m
Casa Toscana
Restaurant • Wine bar
+49 331 27317992
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400 m
я_2_Maximilians
Restaurant • Bar • Café
+49 331 2011798
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1000 m
Russian colony “Alexandrowka”
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350 m
Brasserie zu Gutenberg
Restaurant • Pension
+49 331 74036878
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750 m
New Garden
Parks and recreation
900 m
Potsdam Film Museum
Museums and Exhibitions
130 m
Le Petit
Restaurant • Fish restaurant • Wine bar
+49 331 7403895
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100 m
Maison Charlotte
Restaurant
+49 331 2805450
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450 m
Sala Thai
Restaurant • Wine bar
+49 331 2803670
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800 m
Old Market
Other places • Architectural Monuments
300 m
Indian Villa
Restaurant • Wine bar
+49 331 97933107
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10 m
Zum Fliegenden Holländer
Restaurant • Tavern
+49 331 275030
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220 m
Brot und Wein
Restaurant • Trattoria
+49 331 2007900
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140 m
Essecke am Nauener Tor
Restaurant • Steak House • Bar • Catering
+49 331 20127839
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450 m
Adriatic
Restaurant
+49 331 8773360
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350 m
Belmundo Kauf-und Essbar
Restaurant • Café
+49 331 23184822
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20 m
La Maison du Chocolat
Restaurant • Café • Patisserie
+49 331 2370730
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190 m
Cancello
Restaurant • Catering
+49 331 8170272
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450 m
DA VINCI
Restaurant • Wine bar • Catering
+49 331 2805189
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40 m
Collage
Restaurant • Café • Catering
+49 331 88715360
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100 m
Guam
Snack bar • Café
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350 m
Juliette
Restaurant • Bar • Catering
+49 331 2701791
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170 m
Petite Pauline
Restaurant
+49 331 2701690
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350 m
Belmundo
Bar • Snack bar
+49 331 23184822
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400 m
Pfeffer und Salz
Catering
+49 331 2002777
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150 m
Heider
Restaurant • Wine bar • Café
+49 331 2705596
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400 m
Der Butt
Fish restaurant
+49 331 2006066
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450 m
Mea Culpa
Tapas-bar
+49 331 2011780
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