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.

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.


  1. As I told you a few years ago (I think) when you bought the Bickersgracht, this is one of my favourite dolls houses! Good to see you're dedicating a weblog to it, I will enjoy following your progress of the house.

    I think you made a very brave decision to cut the houses apart, but a great idea! Such a fantastic view of the staircase, love it!