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Herman Heijermans statue - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Herman Heijermans statue - Amsterdam

Herman Heijermans statue Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: The Herman Heijermans statue is located in the Leidsebosje, a small park just South of the Leidseplein square. It's mad by sculptor Joseph Mendes da Costa in 1929.

Herman Heijermans was a writer of plays and small stories.

The first statue was placed in the Vondelpark, but was the subject of much debate and vandalism. In 1934 the statue was badly damaged and a second statue had to be made. This one was placed at the Leidsebosje in 1935, but was removed in 1940, again due to vandalism.

After WWII two efforts were necessary to repair the statue and since 1964 it returned to the Leidsebosje.

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  • Written Apr 2, 2014
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Arthur van Schendel statue - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Arthur van Schendel statue - Amsterdam

Arthur van Schendel statue Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: The statue of the Dutch writer Arthur van Schendel is located at the Leidsebosje, a small park across the canal SW of the Leidseplein square.

Arthur François Emile van Schendel was born at Batavia (Jakarta) at March 5,1874 and died at Amsterdam on September 11, 1946.
After his early year in Indonesia, where his father was a Lutenant-Colonel in the Dutch army, he followed the school of arts at Amsterdam. For a time he teached in the UK and later went to Italy.

His son was the general manager of the Rijksmuseum.

The statue was made by Jobs Wertheim.

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  • Written Mar 30, 2014
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Koningsplein webcam - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Koningsplein webcam - Amsterdam

Amsterdam Webcams

Favorite thing: Centraal Station
Smits Koffiehuis (Opposite the station)
DAM square
Koningsplein
A10 Highway
Schiphol Airport

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  • Updated Mar 8, 2014
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Bureau Gevonden Voorwerpen - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Bureau Gevonden Voorwerpen - Amsterdam

LOST & FOUND

Favorite thing: I hope it will never happen to you, but in the unlikely case you loose something at Amsterdam here are some addresses to inquire at:

-Bureau Gevonden Voorwerpen
Lost and Found Office of the City of Amsterdam
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 52 - 1017 RC Amsterdam
Telephone: +31-20-2510222
Business hours: Mo-Fr: 9AM - 4PM
-Lost and Found GVB (Public Tansport Amsterdam)
Arlandaweg 100 - 1043 HP Amsterdam (near the Sloterdijk Station)
Telephone: +31-0900-8011
Business hours: Mo-Fr: 9AM - 6PM
-Lost and Found NS (Dutch Railways)
Telephone: +31-0900-3212100
-Lost and Found Schiphol Airport.

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  • Updated Mar 6, 2014
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PC Hooft statue - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

PC Hooft statue - Amsterdam

PC Hooft statue Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (PC Hooft in short) was a Dutch writer and historian.
He lived from 1581 to 1647. He lived for 40 years at the Muiderslot castle, just East of Amsterdam.

His statue is located at a small square at the Stadhouderskade at the North side of the posh Amsterdam shopping street named after him%L8.
The sculpture is made by Frits Sieger and revealed in 1947, 300 years after Hooft died.

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  • Written Mar 5, 2014
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Wool shop - Amsterdam

Wool shop

Amsterdam Gable stones Gabled Architecture Review

Favorite thing: In the old center of Amsterdam many houses have gable stones, that will tell a story about the original house owner. The stories can be trade related or displaying a bible story.

More gablestones.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 4, 2014
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De Grenspaal - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

De Grenspaal - Amsterdam

The City Renewal monument Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: The most remarkable, uglyiest and and eye catching monument is located at the Jodenbreestraat.

Its official name is "Grenspaal" and it was made by Hans ’t Mannetje in 1986.
The monument is also known as the "Zuildragende schildpad" (Pillar carrying turtle) or the Monument of Jacob Israël de Haan.

It is located on the spot where a planned highway ends. The plans for the highway changed after much debate.

The monument has three text areas with the following Dutch writings:
"Tot hier verdween het oude stadspatroon
van hier begon de stadsvernieuwing in deze buurt
ter herinnering werd dit gedenkteken opgericht."

"Die te Amsterdam vaak zei: 'Jeruzalem'
en naar Jeruzalem gedreven kwam,
Hij zegt met mijmerende stem
'Amsterdam, Amsterdam…'."

"De tijd kruipt met het bouwwerk heen, van hier, vandaar rest soms een steen."

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  • Written Feb 27, 2014
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ATM at the Centraal Station - Amsterdam

ATM at the Centraal Station

ATM's ATMs and Money Review

Favorite thing: ATM's are widely spread at Amsterdam, You will find them at stations, major shopping streets (at banks and inside some shops), supermarkets and shopping malls.

Before using check if the machine will accept your credit- or bank card.

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  • Written Jan 1, 2014
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Woutertje Pieterse and Femke - Amsterdam - Amsterdam

Woutertje Pieterse and Femke - Amsterdam

At the Noordermarkt Statues and Sculptures Review

Favorite thing: At the Noordermarkt, corner Prinsengracht there is a sculpture of Woutertje Pieterse and Femke made in 1971 by sculpture Frits Sieger. It's a scene from a book by Multatuli.

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  • Written Dec 30, 2013
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Where to go at Amsterdam? - Amsterdam

Where to go at Amsterdam?

USEFUL LINKS Information Centers Review

Favorite thing: 2013 24H Events

City counsel-page with interactive streetmap.
Printable map.
Amsterdam Tourist Board.
Amsterdam events and more
Amsterdam Information
Monuments & Archelogy
Wikepedia Information
Amsterdam canals
Museums at the canals
Houseboat Trivia

Latest news presented on the Amsterdam map

WEATHER averages, More weather

Amsterdam events of the coming week

Wheelchair accessibility
Access to Amsterdam Parking, Road closures etc.

Multiple links:
020 Page
Start4all
Startkabel
Pitas

Time Out
Hot links and discounts
Hotspots
Partyscene
Underwater events
Trendy info; muntthee

A walk in the old city
Amsterdam Communication Channels or Citysite with interactive picture tour.
Amsterdam in 360 degrees
Great Amsterdam pictures

Go where the locals go

None VT Amsterdam meetings

Internet guide

Urban Home & Garden Tour

Amsterdam Webcams

Fondest memory: More links:

25,000 Amsterdam FAQ's in AlphaBetical order

Spotted-by-locals: Experience Amsterdam like a local

Wi-Fi hotspots

Historical pictures

Public Toilets

Expat meeting point Amsterdam

Coffeeshops map and Coffeeshop pictures

Red Light Districht information
More RLD info

Amsterdam Centraal, Downtown news in Dutch.

Special organised private tours

Typical Amsterdam info (Dutch only)

AmsterZanne's blogspot

Not fond at all: Recent crimes

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 8, 2013
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