A few days in Hamsterjam

Apr 3, 2014

A few days in Amsterdam. Accommodation aboard the MPS Holland near the Nemo science centre

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In the lounge area of MPS Holland

had been found by the Reverend Lindon

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Professor Lindon ready for a day tramping the streets of Amsterdam, tracking down evidence of the Third Anglo-Dutch War (1672-1674)

About half an hour’s leisurely walk north-west of the Central Station is “Het Schip” social housing development, built in the “Amsterdam Style”  which is a flowing, Art Deco, Arts-and-Crafts style of architecture

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“Het Schip” social housing in Amsterdam. The view is obscured by a poorly placed tree.

the Post Office which is right at the apex of the building as you approach has some jolly touches, particularly the phone booth which mimics a telegraph pole, with telegraph wires and birds and insulators on the wires in the glazing

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Near The Ship architectural housing development is WesterPark a “location for creatives”, built, appropriately on the site of an old gasworks. Still a lot of gas being produced. However, the building were distinctive and there were many cafes.

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A café in the WesterPark area

 

What interested me most was that the Dutch had built a gas works decorated with polychrome brick.

Entertaining jazz at the Casablanca bar Zeedijk 26E, 1012 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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