The Uilenburgergracht is a secondary canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is located east of the Amsterdam-Centrum district, in the Lastage neighborhood.

Uilenburger canal, in the background the towers of the Moses and Aärons church. By Eduard Alexander Hilverdink (1870)
Postal code1011
Coordinates52.370097°N 4.905893°E / 52.370097; 4.905893

The Uilenburgergracht defines the southeastern border of Uilenburg Island. It is connected to Houtkopersburgwal and Rapenburgwal, which delimit the southwest and the northeast borders of the island. They lead to the Oudeschans canal along the northwest of the island.

The Uilenburgergracht was dug in 1593.[1] In the nineteenth century, the newly created islands of Uilenburg, Valkenburg and Marken were the poorest neighborhoods of the Jewish quarter.[1]

See also


    1. "De Houtkopersburgwal". amsterdamsebinnenstad.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 August 2013.


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