House of Rene Descartes in Amsterdam









House of Rene Descartes in Amsterdam

In 1635, the French philosopher René Descartes lived in this house in Westermarkt 6,
in the same block as the home of Anne Frank. Here he wrote the 'Treaty on passions
of the soul'. The house is easily recognized by a commemorative plaque placed on
the façade of the Alliance Française in the Netherlands in 1920.