The Leeuwenburgh house on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal number 14 is a beautiful stone house with a wooden frame. It was built in 1605 by a Russian merchant from Riga. In the middle gable stone you can see two crossed keys which are the Coat of Arms of Riga. On the left gable stone you can see a fortress (burgh), with a lion’s (leeuw) head sticking out. In 1942 this house was brought back to its original state by an association that buys and restores important Amsterdam houses. Nowadays a Salvation Army goodwill center is located here.
You can find a walking route in our free map which will lead you to the most interesting and beautiful sights on this entertaining city walk in the old town of Amsterdam.