Until the end of the sixteenth century, this part of the city was a fortress wall. There were weaving workshops. The fabric was soaked dyed and pulled on a frame to dry. Frames - Raamen in Dutch from here comes the name. This quarter later became known as the Jewish quarter of Amsterdam. The Nazis deported the entire Jewish population to the death camps during World War II. On the opposite bank of Zvanenburgval is the house of Rembrandt. The historical postcard shows the place where you and I are standing, captured from the opposite side of the canal.
Photo: By Aufnahme und Druck Dr. Trenkler († 1926) & Co. Leipzig - https://www.postcardsfrom.nl/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43521637