Light shimmering through the glass roof of what was once a high-class shop. The Bonneterie is a National Monument since 1974 and Royal Supplier to Queen Wilhelmina. It brought a stunning innovation at the time: the first shop-window of Amsterdam.
The Palace of Justice in Amsterdam moved – after 175 years at the city centre – to its current mesmerizing location on the IJdok peninsula. Not only justice is brought to the banks of the river IJ, also love is tangible on the public spaces of its promenades.
Talent can be found everywhere. Be it street musicians or local entrepreneurs. Everyone always on the move, as if rest would be undesirable. The skaters on Museumplein seem to illustrate just that in a colorful way. They conduct their stunning moves to a backdrop of the sun setting over Amsterdam.
With more bikes than people, it’s no surprise 63% of the Amsterdam population moves around by bike. At the Weesperstraat things are at its busiest: lucky that negotiating their way around the constant stream of tourists and Amsterdam-street-poles makes the Amsterdam bikers also the slowest biking community.
Commissioned by Shell in 1966, the Overhoeks Tower was designed by architect Arhur Staal. He created a tower that made a 45 degree angle to the river bank. The 2014 reconstruction added a spectacular roof and antenna that made it reach exactly 100m in height. Over the edge or not, in every way a stunning view!
‘A working class hero is something to be’ – wandering through the streets of Amsterdam I collected moments of inspiration for the Vondst Selection. Always with this song of John Lennon in my mind. The awakening city accompanied by the happy whistle tunes of the construction workers. These are the sturdy men that the Mokum city is built on.