"Amsterdammerkes" Amsterdam Local Custom Tip by Helga67

Amsterdam Local Customs: 430 reviews and 470 photos

by Helga67

Thank God there are Amsterdammerkes (little Amsterdammers). Those little brown iron poles are a blessing for every pedestrian.

Amsterdammerkes are installed to keep a safe distance between motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. As long as you stay between the Amsterdammertjes and the houses, you are safe from being run over.

Every Amsterdammerke has the symbol of Amsterdam XXX marked on its pole.

Little by little these poles are disappearing. Where sidewalks are being elevated to mark the border between the road and sidewalk, the Amsterdammerkes are disappearing.

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2004
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