Peek & Cloppenburg, Amsterdam, Holland

A J Joling
Date Built
The Dam
This building was commissioned by the retailers Peek & Cloppenburg and designed by the architect Anton J Joling, a pupil of Dr PJH Cuypers who designed Amsterdam Central Station and the Riijksmuseum.  The facade is articulated vertically by the use of colossal pilasters and pilasters at the corners.  The building comprises 5 floors with a hipped roof covered in shingles.

The decoration is by the Dutch sculptor Kees Smout.

Apparently, the building is known locally as the 'Het Broekenpaleis' (the pants palace).

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