VINKENSTRAAT 78 – 80
The main charm of this building is in its rich history and remarkable inhabitants throughout the centuries. The historical canal house from the year 1615 was built by a wealthy stockfish trader. In 1787 its new owner, silk trader Jacob de Flines, ordered a large renovation during which the step gables were substituted by straight, wooden covings decorated with ornaments in Louis XVI style. This property is once again one of the most important, characteristic relics of the Herengracht. Among others, the historical period room by architect Jan Springer, famous for building the City Theatre, is largely restored. The original wallpapers by Glauber and De Lairesse have been donated to the Rijksmuseum. Right in the hart of the canal district: a stylish symbiosis between modern luxury and historical elements, highlighting the rich atmosphere and decorum of the Golden Age.