Descartes lived in the house at 6 Westermarkt, in the same block as the famous Anne Frank House, in 1635 and it remains dedicated to his memory. It was here that he wrote his final published work ‘Treatise on the Passions of the Soul’ - one of his most poignant works, allegedly inspired by his affair with maid Helena Jans Van der Strom, with whom he had a daughter, Francine.
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Get an eye-opening look at Amsterdam on this 2.5-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Trace more than 800 years of history, culture and ... Read more
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours