"Noodermarkt memorial" Jordaan Tip by leics

Jordaan, Amsterdam: 31 reviews and 56 photos

  Jordaanoproer memorial
by leics
 
 

The Noodermarkt surrounds the Norderkerk, a chunky brick structure dating from 1642 and not open when I visited.

There's a fascinating 'flea' market there on Mondays (9-1) with secondhand clothes and records and books and bric-a-brac as well as new things.

But it's the small memorial to the rear of the church which took my eye.

Three figures wrapped together, a memorial to the Jordaanoproer riot which took place in 1934 (a result of government plans to cut the benfits of the unemployed furing the Depression). Seven people died during the riot, which was (I think) caused by police reaction during a protest.

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  • Updated Mar 6, 2010
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