Favorite thing: Amsterdam's Lovely Boy - "Amsterdamse Lieverdje" - is located in the Spui market area in the center city. Originally created for a street fair, he proved to be so popular that he was cast in copper the following year, becoming a permanent resident of Amsterdam's streets. Carel Kneulman (1915-2008) was the sculptor.
The André Hazes statue is located at the Albert Cuyp street market, corner Albert Cuypstraat and Eerste Sweelinckstraat; about 2 blocks from where he was born in 1951 at the Gerard Doustraat 67-III.
Little André loved singing and in 1959 was scouted by Johnny Kraaykamp while singing at the Albert Cuyp market. He appeared in the TV program AVRO's weekendshow and made the record " Droomschip".
His real Dutch singing career started in 1976 when he was scouted by Willy Alberti and scored a first big hit with "Eenzame Kerst".
Other big hits were "Een beetje verliefd", " Bloed, zweet en tranen" and "Wij houden van Oranje".
He died in 2004.
The statue of Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis is located in the Nassauplein. just West of the Haarlemmerpoort.
Nieuwenhuis was a Dutch social politician and an anti-militarist.
He was born on December 31, 146 and died on Novenmber 18, 1919.
The Dutch version of St. Nick is called Sinterklaas.
Each year Sinterklaas arrives by boat at Amsterdam on the third Sunday of November and rides on a white horse into the city via the Damrak street.
At the Dam square the procession halts to great the statue of SINTERCLAES that is mounted at the first floor of the corner building.
After his Birthday at December 5 Sinterklaas departs unnoticed.
This monument is located at the Jodenbreestraat bridge near the Rembrandt house.
Jocaob was called the poet of the Jewish songs. He was born in Smilde, but moved to Amsterdam and worked as a teacher and journalist.
In 1919 he moved to Israel and taught law and was a correpondent for some Amsterdam newspapers. The monument contains the famous lines about is home sickness for Amstedam:
Die te Amsterdam vaak zei 'Jeruzalem'
En naar Jeruzalem gedreven kwam
Hij zegt met een mijmrende stem: 'Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
In 1924, just before he would return the Netherlands, he was killed.; probably by Zionists as a reaction to his ultra ortodox sympathies. This was the first political murder in Palestina.
Since March 31, 2007 the Belle statue is part of the Oudekerksplein.
Belle is an ode to all prostitutes of the world.
Favorite thing: In the Oosterpark there's a statue called "De Titaantjes" after a title of a 1918 book by writer Nescio aka Jan Hendrik Frederik Grönloh (June 22, 1882 till July 25, 1961).
This monument is located at the Frederiksplein.
I have to return, because I cannot find any info about it.
The statue of former Dutch Queen Wilhelmina on a horse is located at the Rokin.
It's sculped by Theresia van der Pant.
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