POINTS OF INTEREST
Lined with suave "burgher" houses of the 17th century, this canal is also known as the "Herengracht of the Jordaan," or the "Gentlemen's Canal of the Jordaan." It was once a center for paint and dye manufacturers, which made sense, because the Jordaan was populated with Golden Age artists, including Rembrandt, who had a studio here. Bloemgracht is still proudly presided over by "De Drie Hendricken," three houses set at Nos. 87-91 owned by the Hendrick de Keyser heritage organization, with their gable stones for a farmer, a city settler, and a sailor.