Month: May 2020

Making something special out of the ordinary

Extraordinary downsprouts In the city, everyday things are sometimes made very special. In this case, the downspout is the subject of the creative mind of the architect. Pierre Cuypers has made many decorations on the Rijksmuseum. Statues and tile panels enrich the facades. The downspouts also received attention from Cuypers. You can discover these lions …

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A sweet mayor

Take good care of our city and each other Recently, a small figure has been placed on the facade of pop temple Paradiso. The man looks relaxed and satisfied into the city. The city he loved and could call ‘his’ city. But the reverse was also true, the city and its inhabitants have embraced him. …

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A sneer in the facade

For better living At the end of the 19th century, as a result of the industrial revolution, the city’s population grew rapidly. Outside the canals, many houses had to be built quickly to meet demand. In this way, completely new neighborhoods were built. The banks took advantage of this by providing mortgages on building houses. …

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