On this website I show the progress of my dollhouse. This, in half scale built, dollhouse consists of 5 Amsterdam Canal Houses. This dollhouse is a replica of the premises built at the Bickersgracht in Amsterdam in the 18th and 19th centuries. They still exist. This building was made by a grandfather for his granddaughter. When he was finished the granddaughter had other interests and the building was sold.

Some old pictures

This is a picture of the Bickersgracht in real. I found it here on the internet. Here I did found out that these 5 buildings must be number 14 to 28.
A vieuw of the Bickersgracht without the doors.
The door on this side of the Bickersgracht is the entrance to number 28 I suppose.

Two instead of one building

The entire building measures 115 by 70 cm and is 40 cm deep. Clumsy to work on. Therefore I decided to saw the premises into two parts. Frankly I found it scary to do. But last year I did it. And this is what the Bickersgracht looks like now.
Now it is time to make sure that I can close all sides of the building with doors. Also to create a way that I always can expose the Bickersgracht as one building. I already have some ideas for that. Now just implement it.

The Bickersgracht

I bought this house in January 2009 from Marjo. I am very happy that I have been able to buy her house. This dollshouse is made in half scale. A granddad made this dolls house for his granddaughter. By the time he finished it, his granddaughter unfortunately got more interested in horses. It is called 'de Bickersgracht', and named after a canal in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) where these 5 houses are located. This is a replica of a block houses actually built along the Bickersgracht.