This is a part of the "Wilhelmina Gasthuis", a former hospital in Amsterdam. In 1891, the ten years old Queen Wilhelmina laid the foundation stone for a new hospital in a park setting located outside the city walls.
An entrance gate to the former hospital.
With a beautiful arch.
In 1925 a start was made on activities that had changed the character of the hospital. New pavilions were erected where several clinics were housed. Many of them are preserved and are now used for businesses and homes.
After the closing of the hospital in 1983 the area was partially cleaned up but fortunately some old buildings have been saved thanks to the protests of the neighbourhood. I was surprised by the beauty of the old buildings, it would have been a shame to demolish them.
A new academic hospital the AMC was built in a suburb of Amsterdam.