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The chapel of Swigters Almshouse

A Ticket to Heaven

Posted on June 6, 2018

Amidst the gables along the Amstel River in Amsterdam, a richly adorned gate leads to Swigters Almshouses. The gate is adorned with a sculpted tympanum depicting a hand and Latin text stating “Blissful is he who is gentle towards the miserable. The Lord will set him free on Judgment Day”.

Isaak Swigters hoped that founding an almshouse would result in eternal life in heaven.

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