Amsterdam has its origins in the 12th century when locals built a dam over the river Amstel leading to the village being named "Aemstelredamme". In the Middle Ages, Amsterdam was surrounded by a moat, called the Singel, which now forms the innermost ring in the city, and makes the city centre a horseshoe shape. The canal system was heavily developed in the early 17th century, considered the city's Golden Age, to accommodate large scale immigration. Four concentric half-circles of canals with their ends emerging at the IJ bay were constructed. Amsterdam is now home to more than one hundred kilometres of canals. It is thought that the considerations of the layout were purely practical and defensive rather than ornamental. The layout of the inner city canal ring was inscribed on the World Heritage List by Unesco in 2010.
This 3d map of Amsterdam, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the Royal Palace and includes the Singel, Prinsengracht, Herengracht and Keizersgracht. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
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We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).
By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.
I’ve just taken delivery. Its amazing, thanks again!
The two models arrived today safe and sound. They are excellent and we are very pleased with them.
THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH! I just received the gift for my husband. Fantastic service. I cannot wait for the surprise.Thank you.
My Shankly Gates arrived safe and sound earlier today and I bloody love them!A lifelong Liverpool fan and born and raised about fifteen miles away from where Shankly came from in Ayrshire so I'm a very happy boy! Thank you to you and your team for such a wonderful piece which I shall cherish.
Bought the Amsterdam ‘Blue River’ model. The quality is superb. Level of detail on the model is phenomenal, I’m sure I’ll be making a collection of these. Buy one you won’t regret it! Just an idea I would like to see some more UK cities added like Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh…
I THINK THAT A MODEL OF THE DE LA WARR PAVILION IN BEXHILL WOULD BE ENORMOUSLY POPULAR ( I NOTE THAT YOU HAVE DONE THE MARINE COURT IN ST LEONARDS - I LIVED IN HASTINGS AND ST LEONARDS AS A CHILD AND TEENAGER IN THE 50S AND 60S AND MY FATHER WAS DEPUTY BOROUGH ENGINEER WHO RESCUED AN ORIGINAL OAK DOOR FROM ONE OF THE MARINE COURT'S REFURBISHMENTS AND TURNED IT INTO AN OAK , SADLY NO LONGER WITH US, NEITHER NOR FATHER - TO MY MIND THE PAVILION IS FAR MORE ICONIC AND WE COULD DO WITH THE BENEFIT OF YOUR EXPERTISE TO A BEAUTIFUL MODEL OF THAT GLORIOUS PIECE OF ART DECO CONSTRUCTION). THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
Thanks for your email. Beautiful workmanship! Very happy.
Just got my Carreras factory model and I couldn't be happier! I had visited it in person a number of years ago when I was in London and thought it was impressive in both scale and design. I have many pictures from that visit but it is great to have in a 3-D version that I see every day.
Please consider adding the iconic 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the centerpiece of New York's Rockefeller Plaza, and the brilliant statue of Prometheus directly in front of the main entrance. I believe these would be welcome additions to your outstanding offerings.
Received the Firestone Factory, Brentford model and it's as good as I had hoped for. If anything it's better! Thanks very much.