Medieval Amsterdam: Old Side and (older) New Side
October 20, 2008 About Amsterdam, Old City Center
Amsterdam’s medieval core is divided in an ‘Old Side’ and a ‘New Side.’ We’ll show you which is which, and tell you how these terms came into use. And yes, the Old Side is actually slightly newer than the New Side.
Included in this entry: the oldest known city map of Amsterdam, painted in 1538.