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There are some statues in Amsterdam that all of sudden appeared in the morning without knowing who was the person behind it. They stay anonymous. This relief on the ground among the cobblestones on the church square of the "Oudekerk" ( old church) is one...More
The breast, peeping out between the cobble stones of the Old Church square, iconic for the Red Light district, is cast in bronze, worn smooth by the caress of many hands. It is actually attached to a large block of concrete buried underneath. The author...More
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.