The Dutch Quarter is equally popular with locals and visitors. It consists of 4 city blocks with about 150 red brick houses in a Dutch look – umplastered, with white joints, shutters and partially curved gables.
This preserved architectural ensemble, unique in Europe, was built between 1734 and 1742 for Dutch workmen who were brought to Potsdam by the Soldier King Frederick William I. Johann Boumann directed the building of the quarter. In Mittelstraße 8, you find a museum of his work. Stroll through the quarter and discover the exclusive shops and cozy cafés and restaurants which - besides the architecture – add to the special flair of this quarter.