The society was established in 1776. The premise is positioned at Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. Felix Meritis was constructed according to the enchanting prototype of the architect Jacob Otten Husly. The main initiative behind this establishment was to cheer the beauty of the arts like Music, Drawing, Physics, Commerce and Literature of the modern neo-classical style. The European public believes in the motto of “Connecting Cultures” and participates in the national and international events. In this way they nurture the understanding of the European cultural integration. The building is also listed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The interior part is bounded by the original features of the 18th century such as the mid staircase, the oval concert hall and the domed roof, where you can view the astronomical observatory. The oval concert hall was the main center for music until the 19th century and in 1988 the society was reestablished after the destruction of the old one. In the real sense Felix Meritis is a true soul of the Europe. You must surely visit this place and plug your minds with the European cultural dialogue accompanied with the cultural as well as political issues.
See also : Delight in Dam Square, the house of the living statues
How to Reach:
By Metro: The nearest metro station is the Central Station.
By Tram: Take the tram 1, 2 or 5.
Tickets: The entry fee is €6.50
Timings: Visiting time is 11 am to 7 pm on all the days, including weekends.
Address: Street Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam.