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These plaques once indicated to local Amsterdammers where the chemist/apotheke was situated... the man has a pill on his tongue! I guess in the old days few people were literate and pictures and symbols would have been necessary. I am so glad that a few of these have been preserved for posterity!

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2006
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if you're a bloke, and had a few and don't want to get too close to the edge of the canal in case you fall in mid-pee. Or even if you are another "colourful local" and need somewhere to get changed in a hurry!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 15, 2004
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