L’atelier is located in one of the national monuments within the UNESCO world heritage canal ring area of Amsterdam. The building originates from 1735 and has a long history of people living, working and learning. Situated at the heart of the former Jewish quarter in Amsterdam, during the first 180 years, housing was its main function.
From 1905 up to 1923 there was a Jewish primary and fröbel school, whereby the fröbel school continued up to 1943. After 1945 various activities took place amongst which an atelier producing pajama’s. It lasted up to 1979 before it became a house again.
The current owners and your hosts at L’atelier have with great love and care and in close conjunction with the national monument authorities renovated the building in 2016 to reflect and honor as much as possible its 283 years of history.
L’atelier is located within minute’s distance from the Rembrandts square and therefore all the richness Amsterdam can offer is within a walking distance.