Singel

The boat is nearing the Torensluis, a bridge now also called the Multatuli bridge. Multatuli is the pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker, a famous Dutch writer who mainly wrote about…

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Café De Zon, Nieuwmarkt

June 29, 2020. The cafés are not open yet. The Nieuwmarkt is quiet, a handful of people sitting on benches. Normally the terrace of café De Zon would be filled…

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Krombooms Sloot

The Kromboom Sloot is one of the, if not the nicest little canals in the Nieuwmarkt area. It seems time stood still there for decades. It is not overcrowded like…

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The Musician

A musician needs an audience to feel good emotionally and probably financially too. This cowboy was far from happy that there were no tourists around. Then this photographer came around…

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Dam Square and monument

Slowly the tourists are returning to the city. To the left the monstrous monument of freedom with its awful icons on it representing a part of Dutch history we would…

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Oudezijds Achterburgwal

May 25, 2020. Hardly any people on the otherwise crowded Oudezijds Achterburgwal. I guess this is how our mayor and the city council would love to see this part of…

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Red Light District

Eery atmosphere without the sex workers. They are not supposed to work until September 1, which is odd. So many other comparable professions have a go-ahead. This must be the…

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Madame Tussaud / Dam Square

No lines, no crowds, it feels good for a change. You never get to see the beauty of this architecture. There is too much distraction. Drunken tourists on rented bikes,…

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