This canal with 36 monuments is the canal between the Prinsengracht and the Lijnbaansgracht. Well-known residents such as Hendrick van Uylenburgh, art dealer and painters Govert Flinck (1615-1660) and George Breitner (1857-1923) lived on this canal at the time. Multatuli has made the Lauriergracht gain eternal fame by having the main character Droogstoppel, from the world-famous book Max Havelaar, be housed on this canal. The Lauriergracht was previously called Caetsbaangracht.
Multatuli (pseudonym for Eduard Douwes Dekker) started his book Max Havelaar with the famous text: "Ik ben makelaar in koffie en woon op de Lauriergracht No 37" (I am a coffee broker and live at No 37 Lauriergracht). Eduard Douwes Dekker has made a deep impression on later generations with the book, which also contains the special story of Saidjah and Adinda. According to a business card in the book, the fictional coffee broker 'Last & Co' is located at this address. At the time, a monastery was located here and therefore no coffee brokerage; yet there is a sign next to the door on the house that now stands, with the name of the coffee merchant on it.