Postcard from Amsterdam
Postcard from Holland is a regular feature on this blog. On Wednesdays I post a card from my collection of vintage postcards. Today: A postcard from Amsterdam.
A postcard of the royal palace in Amsterdam. Built as a city hall for Amsterdam in 1648 (by the famous architect Jacob van Campen), it became a royal palace in 1808, and is still in use as royal palace today. It is not a royal residence, though: The queen lives in Den Haag (a.k.a. The Hague).
The postcard was sent from Amsterdam to Hillegom on 26 March 1905. The back of the card is reserved for the address and the stamp only, as was customary at the time. The sender could leave his message on the small space provided on the front of the card (in this case, to the right of the image; below the image was also common).