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The Biography of Anne Frank
"The day was june twelfth. Nineteen twenty nine jewish girl named analysts. Murray frank better known as an frank was born in frankfurt on mine. Germany to eat in otto frank and frank is well known for her story of persecution. During the holocaust and in her family went into hiding in nineteen forty two during the german occupation of the netherlands in world war two. The family was soon discovered in sent to cuss in training camps. An's father auto was the only one in the family to survive the holocaust but an frank had kept a diary during her time in hiding which otto worked hard to get published. The diary has now been translated into many languages sold. Millions of copies and has been adapted for other mediums and frank was born into a family of modest wealth and prominence auto was a well to do businessman but after the nazis came to power in germany and parents decided to move to amsterdam away from so much anti semitism and a suffering economy amsterdam auto company that dealt impacted which is a substance used as a setting agent in jams and jellies and father mother and older sister marcotte immigration i and an joint them in amsterdam february of nineteen thirty four but beginning in may of nineteen forty nazi germany occupied amsterdam. After and her family had settled into life in amsterdam. Living in the netherlands became dangerous as the nazis began to persecute jewish. People an was forced to transfer from a public school to a jewish school in september of nineteen forty one in nineteen forty two on her thirteenth birthday and got a plaid diary. But as nazis began to send jewish people to concentration camps and marcotte got a letter saying she needed to report for work at a labor camp. The frank family went into hiding on july six. They began living in an attic of autos office at princeton god to sixty three in her diary and called their hiding spot. The secret annex the entrance to the hiding spot was behind a movable bookcase some of those friends and colleagues including me. he's smuggled food clothes supplies and information to the franks
MH17 Trial Moves to Crucial Merits Phase, Examining Evidence
"Nearly seven years off to Malaysia airlines flight seventeen was shot down over eastern Ukraine the trial in a Dutch court of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the downing has moved to the crucial merits face when evidence will be discussed by lawyers and judges families of some of the victims were present in court to watch the latest hearing in the long running case the trial has progressed through a series of preliminary hearings since opening in March twenty twenty will in the coming days begin examining the huge case five piece together after a years long international investigation the four suspects were not in the courtroom they are being tried in their absence they face life sentences if convicted of murdering the two hundred ninety eight people who died when the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was blown out of the sky above conflict torn eastern Ukraine I'm sorry I shockingly
Stack Overflow Sold to Tech Investor Prosus for $1.8 Billion
"Stack. Overflow says it will be acquired by process a european tech giant and ten cents largest shareholder for one point eight billion dollars quoting the wall street journal based in new york closely held stack overflow operates a question and answer website used by software developers and other types of workers such as financial professionals and marketers who increasingly need coding skills. It attracts more than one. Hundred million visitors monthly. The company says process. One of europe's most valuable tech companies is best known as the largest shareholder in chinese internet video gaming giant tencent holdings listed in amsterdam process. Signaled its appetite for deal making. When it sold a small portion of its equity stake in tencent in april for fourteen point six billion dollars the stack overflow deal ranks among prices biggest ever acquisitions process invest globally across a range of online platforms focused on areas such as food delivery classifieds and fintech it also maintains a more than two hundred billion dollar holding in tencent processes parent company. Nascar's acquired the tencent stake in two thousand one for thirty four million dollars. The stack overflow deal is processes i outright acquisition in the educational space purses already owned stakes in two educational tech companies. You to me and code academy servicing companies. It is set to make an investment in skills soft. A publisher of training software used by businesses as part of that firms plan to merge with special purpose acquisition company churchill capital corp. and list in new york and quote.
The Mystery of Esther Brandeau
"This story starts in the seventeen thirty s. Seventeen thirty three to be precise and this historical figure who i call esther brando shacklock. This figure is being sent to family in amsterdam on a dutch ship but this dutch boat runs aground. She's rescued and then ensues a five year journey. She doesn't go back to her family. She stays for time in beats which is a coastal town nearby for a little while and then sets off as a young man and travels all along coastal france working on boats between bordeaux and don't for example deserting at not continues onto a han in brittany where they work for taylor then for a time in semi lower. They work for a baker and then they work for a time in a religious order and they work for a retired soldier and then ultimately at some point. they're arrested and suspected as a thief but then released twenty four hours later and then eventually they board a ship at lower shell a typical starting point for transatlantic voltages to what the french empire called new france. What we today call quebec quebec city in particular. Which is when dot territory. There is only one account written by a woman about the story from that time period written by a nun in a letter to a friend in which she says. This happened in canada. This person arrive to turned out to be a jewish young jewish girl. Aleve the new cetinje on canada. In fiji we've dc matlock look on soup. Sonar came this year to canada. A jewish girl disguised as a sailor. She was suspected of being a person on the ship but she did not admit to it. Monsieur de don don interrogated her. She told him the truth and that she had fled from her parents because she was less loved by them than one of our sisters.
Olympians: Elizabeth Robinson
"Olympian has one of the best comeback stories of all time. She won the first olympic gold medal for women's track and field. Event set a world record at the age of sixteen and just weeks before her next olympic run. She came back from the dead. We're talking about. Elizabeth robinson elizabeth or betty robinson was born on august twenty third nineteen eleven in riverdale illinois. Her career as a runner started when she was still in school and only by chance one day that he was running to catch a train to chicago. She jumped aboard just in time. Her speed impressed fellow passenger a biology teacher and he got her place training with the boys track and field team at school. Betty began running competitively to instant success during her second ever track meet. She ran a world record. Time of twelve point. Two seconds in the one hundred meter dash she was just sixteen years old. Oh and as an added bonus she qualified for the olympic track and field team. Betis debut at the one thousand nine hundred thousand eight amsterdam olympics marked the first time track and field events were open to women. She was one of five. Us women entered into the one hundred meter dash and she was the only one to advance to the final when it came time for the final race betty matched her world record time and took gold. In the event to this day she still the youngest one hundred meter champion and olympic
Olympians: Halina Konopacka
"Today's we'll mannequin was one of the most iconic characters of poland's inter-war period. She captured adoration of the public with her. Outstanding style. intelligence sportsmanship and courage. Please welcome halina. Helena was born on february twenty eighth nineteen hundred and central poland. Growing up in warsaw halina excelled in many sports. She took up swimming ice skating. Tennis horseback riding and leader skiing. When halina was eighteen years old poland gained its independence after one hundred and twenty three years of russian rule. The country became known as the second polish republic. As lena entered her twenties her ability to quickly master any sport shapes the course of her life in nineteen twenty six. She set her first world record in the discus throw after just a few months of training was followed by two more records in nineteen twenty seven nineteen twenty eight halina never lost a discus event for the entirety of her career. She also competed in the high jump. Long jump javelin and pentathlon seemed. There was nothing she couldn't do. Halina made her olympic debut at the ninth olympic games held in amsterdam and nineteen twenty eight in a short olympic channel documentary. She said oh. The day of the discus throwing was july thirty first after a cool rainy morning. The tim'rous dutch son had broken through the fog and baked the greenfield's in gold the stairs leading up from the dark labyrinth. The dressing rooms ushered me straight onto the field to red circles. Throwing circles drawn on the grass and two curved lines remarked in chalk one at thirty five meters the other forty meters away. I had only one wishes. I picked up the discus. Send it where the outermost distance of forty meters was whitened with calcium the disc dutifully obeyed stormy applause. Thunderously stamping feet. Compliments questioned film and photographic cameras snapping all merged into one great chaos.
Who Laps Whom on the Walking Track, Tyrannosaurus Rex or You?
"One has ever seen tarinah source walk. Still movies like jurassic park have guessed how fast it would have done that now. Scientists have used the skeleton of t. Rex to model the bio mechanics of the animals stride and they've estimated its dreaded at a leisurely pace on par with humans. Ostriches elephants and giraffes. And it's not just limited to those animals. Horses gazelles news. Turns out that actually. Most animals don't tend to walk. Superfast pasha von beyeler is a movement. Scientists had variety university in amsterdam. His team studied the skeleton of not. Rex housed in a dutch museum. The specimen nicknamed tricks is exceptionally well preserved. So they were able to. How ligaments would have attached to and linked to the animal's tail bones. Those ligaments they would've acted like rubber bands and the researchers used mathematical modeling to study. How they would have given the tail bounce as the t. rex. The animal could have taken advantage of that natural bouncy rhythm to save energy as it moved that is basically resonance you get more movement for less effort if you choose to correct rhythm at which you do things so that helped estimate the beat which t rex would have pounded its feet but to determine speed. They still needed to know how far each step was and to do that. We found fossilized track way of a slightly smaller through sword. Skilled it up to the size of our t. rex and that gives you a step length. Multiple is step length by step rhythm and you get a speed of one point two eight meters per second or about two point nine miles per hour. The results were published by the royal society. Von bildt says he's seen a lot of headlines stating that humans could have outpaced t rex. Not so he says. Once the animal started running. I guess we should be glad that there's a lot of time between us and t-rex
Lost Women of Panama: Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers
"In two thousand fourteen twenty one year old chris kramer's and twenty two year old niece and froun leave in amersfoort netherlands. Shortly after graduating from university. The friends became roommates and co workers. They work together at a nearby cafe as they saved money to go in their dream trip a six week adventure in panama tall and athletic leeson was an experienced mountaineer an amateur photographer. She was interested in exploring panama's lush jungles and beautiful landscapes. More outgoing than li san. Chris apparently wanted to immerse herself in the local culture by meeting new and interesting people half a world away in addition to relaxing and exploring. Both young women planned to do some good during their trip. They arranged a volunteer with children at a local school during their stay on march fifteenth. Two thousand fourteen lee san and chris had bought their tickets booked their hostels and set off or boca. Del toro panama getting to their destination wasn't easy between flights and layovers their journey from amsterdam to costa rica took almost twenty hours from costa rica. They took a taxi and navigated the local bus system to get to the panamanian border. Finally they hopped aboard a ferry and sailed into boca. Del toro on march seventeenth. Though their journey was a hassle. The first two weeks of their trip felt like heaven. Boca's del toro's sat on a small island off panama's east coast surrounded by the crystal blue caribbean sea. It was paradise complete with sun sand and good company. Both lee san and. Chris kept diaries during their trip. Which is how we know about how they spent much of their time. Rather than following strict schedules the two women lingered at meals with fellow tourists and enjoyed the flow of panamanian life. Lee san wrote that they mostly spent their days learning spanish. Though it was difficult lease and felt thrilled every time she recognized a word in conversation.
Amsterdam Bans Metro Station Ads Promoting Cheap Flights
"Not you. Authorities and Amsterdam have introduced a ban on advertisements at subway stations that promote fossil fuels or industries and products linked to them from Monday, publicity's for so called high carbon lifestyles, such as tickets for cheap holiday flights or cars using petrol will be
Tips on Writing a Technical Book
"Welcome to another episode of the front end. Happy are podcasts. I don't know how many of you are aware of this. But our own shirley wu has written and published a book with her friend nadi. We are all super excited for her and thought why not talk about publishing books. That's an interesting subject. That i definitely am not familiar with so in this episode. We decided not to talk with us. And shirley about their book nutty. Can you give us a brief introduction of who you are what you do. And what your favorite happy hour beverages. Sure so my name as naive aamer from the middle. I live right. Outside of amsterdam. Used to being astronomer then became a data scientist and then found out that database is even better than that Combining creative with the sort of the howard side of math and coding So then i eventually became a freelancing data visualization designer at work. I like to work on a bigger data stats have anything to do with science especially astronomy i. I seem to gravitate towards network like data sense. Just giving myself a hard time. Because they're very hard to properly visualize. Yeah so i've been freelancing for the last four years of now stop freelancing for half year because i've become student at the fabric adamy which is a worldwide kind of globally distributed chorus led by mit which you may you learn to make almost anything. In in twenty weeks that goes from Three d. printing laser cuttings Designing and creating your own electronic said working with senators programming all the back end. The i'm doing right now. I have no other life left of this quick. Because every every minute i have. There's a lot of fun. I wanna join and My favorite happy hour beverage would be generally something with malibu or current affairs or lend generally. I am the kind of person that knows so little about it that i just asked the waiter. Give me the sweetest thing. You have menu.
EU Agency Says People Should Get 2nd Dose of AstraZeneca Too
"And he you agency says people should get that second shot of the AstraZeneca rather than some of the vaccine the FIA's the European medicines agency says citizens who received the first those of AstraZeneca's could be nineteen vaccine should get that second one two despite the rare risk of blood clots that would be linked to the shot in guidance the E. U. drug regulator says people should continue to get a second ashes I think it does four to twelve weeks off for the first one the Amsterdam based drug regulator said earlier this month there was a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and let blood clotting disorders but he said the benefits of getting shots outweighed the risks I'm Charles collect as much
Sony's Obsession With Blockbusters Is Stirring Unrest Within PlayStation Empire
"Visual arts service. Group has been has long. Been the unsung hero of many hit playstation video games the san diego based operation helps finish off games designed at other sony studios with animation art or other content and development. But about three years ago. A handful of influential figures within the visual arts service group. They wanted to have more creative control and lead game direction rather than being supporting actors on popular. Titles such as spider man. Uncharted michael barr who founded the visual arts series group. In two thousand seven rooted. A a group of about thirty developers internally and from neighboring game studios to form a new development unit within sony. The idea was to expand upon some of the some of the company's most successful franchises in the team began working on a remake of the twenty thirteen. Hit the lasts less for the playstation five. Why why would this be what you go do well. We're about to get the answer. But never fully acknowledged the team's existence or gave them the funding and support needed to succeed in the highly competitive video game market. According to the people involved the studio never got its own name instead. Sony moved ownership of the last remake to its original creator naughty dog. The team's failure highlights the complex hierarchy of video game development and in particular sony's conservative approach to making games for the playstation five. The japanese conglomerate owns about a dozen studios across the world as part of its playstation studios label but in recent years it has prioritised games by its most successful developers studios such as santa monica california. Based naughty dog and amsterdam-based guerrilla games spend tens of millions of dollars to make games with the with the that the that the investments will pay off exponentially and they usually do hits including two thousand eighteen god of war in twenty twenty. The last two our exclusive to playstation consoles hoping sony sell some hundred fourteen million of the ps four
Dutch Police Arrest Man Suspected of Stealing Paintings by Van Gogh
"Are still missing. Police have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing two paintings. One by Vincent van Gogh from museums in the Netherlands. Theeighties 84 van Gogh painting was stolen from a museum just outside Amsterdam last March during an overnight raid. 58 year old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of stealing both paintings, but the artwork remains missing. All right, Thank you. Gen six minutes now in front of the hour on this morning,
Robbery crew wreaks havoc on New York City streets
"Looking for a group of armed robbers who have been terrorizing the upper West side over the last few weeks. In one incident on March 13th, the group of at least three individuals Following a 13 year old boy into the lobby of a residential building on West 77th Street near Amsterdam Avenue before pushing him to the ground and taking his baseball cap. A second incident occurring on March 17th inside Central Park near West 79th Street, where two men were robbed at knife point, with the suspects taking the Citi bikes the victims were riding And on March 30th. It's alleged the group displaying a gun and stealing cell phones from a 14 year old and a 15 year old on Riverside Drive near West 78th Street. And a day later, they allegedly threatened to stab a 27 year old man on West 69th Street near Central Park West before forcibly taking his cell phone and wallet, police releasing surveillance photos of the suspects and ask anyone with information to contact them. One person
NYPD investigate suspicious letters sent to New York City schools as 7th incident reported
"Investigating the latest incidents of suspicious letters being sent to city schools, tops recalled to Rudolf Steiner school on the 78th Street on the Upper East Side at 11 P.m. on Friday. Staff member discovered a white letter envelope with pattern inside. It was the seventh incident reported since Thursday, just hours before a suspicious envelope with white powder inside was delivered to River Park Nursery School on Amsterdam Avenue at 94th Street. Each envelope had a U. S flag stamp and a hand written address in block letters. Officials say the powder turned out to be non hazardous. Paul de
6 New York City schools sent envelopes containing white powder
"A six suspicious package with white powder inside found that in New York City school, the package discovered at the River Park Nursery on 94th in Amsterdam. The previous packages mail from Manhattan were deemed not to be harmful. The Robert F. Wagner in middle school on the Upper East Side was the first to receive powder and a white envelope. Parents say it's very scary. I was concerned for the safety of the teachers because they were the ones that were there. The kids were in school. Yet Thankfully, George going to Phil
The Shocking Day I Flashed a Crowd of Churchgoers
"Our story. This week is from sarah. Paris who you'll find on medium dot com and here is the shocking day. I flashed a crowd of churchgoers. And this isn't even my most embarassing moment. How did i find myself soaking wet and naked from the waist down in front of a church crowd. Did i traumatized scores of little kids. In grandma's it's a long story and yes most likely here's my tale of woe. Thunder roared through a heavy sky. I sped down winding country lanes panicked. We wouldn't arrive on time. My friend grace and i were running late to church and she barked our countdown time from the passenger seat. Five minutes dude. We're still a few miles away. She screamed god. Still hasn't given me the stop time. Talent i'm going as fast as i can. It was the july after college graduation. My college roommates and i had decided to share one less carefree summer together. We played all summer each of us working part time and in vain clinging to the last vestiges of young adulthood. They were all three weeks away from heading out for various graduate schools. I was leaving to spend a year in. Amsterdam are worry free. Summer was spent embarking on adventures playing at the beach and sleeping in until noon. We talked about church but so far had bailed every week grace and i were the only ones going. We're both lazy on sunday morning. But we'd commit it. The church was thirteen miles away from our summer house and the last service began at eleven. Am we didn't walk out the door until ten forty five am. The sky wept as i pulled into the crowded parking lot at ten fifty nine. We laughed about our mature adult like behavior and found a parking spot. In another state. I realized distance from parking space to church was easily a thousand miles. The rain was blinding. And we didn't have an umbrella between us. Let's just blow it off this week. I suggested but i knew we couldn't. We dressed up for god after all we gathered our things made makeshift head coverings out of our jackets and sprinted from the car in one hand. I clutched both my jacket. And my giant norma's keychain my bible and purse were death gripped in the other hand. Grace only carried her jacket. At least seventeen feet of rain had fallen in the time. It took me to park. Grace i mustered our courage and ran at the same time. We were about ten feet away from the swarm. Faithful and responsible umbrella owning congregants who are reaching the churches front door. We swam to join the crowd. My soaked clothes weighing an extra hundred pounds and stuck to my buddy beamed with my love for god as i faced a possible drowning. Death for him are tears of laughter mixed with the rain and i could barely see. Suddenly i noticed that my wrap around skirt felt a bit loose and then gray shrieked with a new menacing laughter. She was pointing at me and covering her mouth. A cool breeze roared my backside before i realized what had happened. My hipster rap around pencil skirt was down around my ankles. My bright pink bikini. Briefs were on display for all of god's people and we were still thirty people back from entering the church. Foyer i exclaimed oh my grace help me. Grace replied is only close. Friends can way she said. Between bursts of giggles she turned to the family behind. Me over. ear is no one should have to see this. I had nowhere to put my belongings and struggled to pull up my skirt. please help grace. I pleaded. I need to savor this moment. I wondered if she was possessed by now. Most of the people surrounding us striptease a nervous. Dad laughed a grandmother. Told me i should feel ashamed of myself. And a mother with her two young sons. Put her hands over. There is finally graced. Took my stuff allowed me to pull up my sopping dirty skirt sitting through the service friend. She smiled. I narrowed my eyes and shot lasers at her. We walked into the back of the crowded service and those in the rows ahead of us turned and stared. I heard two women behind us. Whisper to each other. What is wrong with that girl. I prayed for a dark cave to crawl into. The god doesn't always answer prayers. In the ways we desire the judgment of stranger sent ways of heat through my otherwise shivering body. You can stay. Told grace. But i'm going. We snuck out and trudged back to the car. I can't wait to tell everyone. My compassionate friend said when my mortification wore off. I only regretted that i hadn't shouted. You're welcome on my way out of the service. A few years later grace introduced me to her fiancee's hunter sarah the skirt list wonder. I've heard all about you. He laughed and clapped. My back. neat responded to this day. I still have a hard time making eye contact with hunter again. My church strip-tease barely cracks my top five embarrassing moments so whenever you dur public humiliation i hope you'll recall my pink bikini briefs and i hope you'll realize that you're not alone.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Ideas
"This little bridge to settle. Russian bridge is really right in the middle of rembrandt semester. Damn i mean from here. There is so much in the just from what you can see around here the so much. That is his world. And yeah we're at the epicenter of rembrandt's world actually If you look on the other direction so The opposite direction. Where the night watch you see the the weighing house and that's where two of rembrandt's anatomy lessons the anatomy lesson of dr tope and the anatomist mu lesson of dr diamond. The surgeons guild was located and In that building in the way house the painter's guild was actually also located in that in that building. So that's where those two paintings hung. There was good money to be made for a painter in the business of making portraits for the rich bourgeoisie in the booming dutch economy apart from individual portraits. The other big money could be found in group. Portrait's the nightwatch from sixteen forty two was one such painting by rembrandt group. Portrait in sixteen thirty two. The year after he arrived in amsterdam was of a group of student doctors and their teacher. The anatomy lesson of dr tell once a year they had The the head surgeon of amsterdam had to give an an anatomy lesson basically dissect corpse and in front of all the doctors and especially Training doctors at the time that the body they usually used was that of a criminal who had just been executed the anatomy lesson of dr till Painted in sixteen thirty two. That was rembrandt's i group portrait. And it's significant in all of rembrandt's group portrait's that he doesn't really paint portraits and every one of them including the nightwatch he tells a story. He approaches that like a history as a history painter keep roaches at like as if it's a biblical or mythological scene and a employees a story. So here we are in from dover etched portrait of young grenada. Sylvia's preach was married to out our number who was cousin of saskia and and young were much older than remedy saskia but they were living in on saddam. Young was a very influence influential minister. He was at the head minister of the old church out of carrick so they these were really important to amount and saskia police people that were meeting and they're giving us a kind of snapshot of his social world through these are like the snapshots if you like but they are giving us to a large degree it kind of a picture of the people. He actually socialized with. You know this is not a man. He's just stuck in studio all the time. he's actually has a social life. Well remedy didn't travel a lot. He went to some places in the netherlands to lay into fringe down to. We know that but he never left for as far as we know the the borders of the country so he didn't go to italy remedies really the home stare and we also think that he he state much at home. I mean this house. The fact that he by this house on the fifth of january six thirty nine was sort of the start of a period. In which in this house everything could happen. He had his arch show peacoat Keep his his art collection. He could could train his students students. He could have his friends come over his clients. Come off so everybody came to him. I guess that's part of what i'm getting at. Which is was this a busy house. You know you're like if you showed up here given time it would be people coming and going students family but we think about four pupils at the time in a period of let's say two years working in the pupils studio and i personally think that the studio below remained studio must have been quite quiet space as we also know that remedied. hats The room for the pupils divided into several sections in which they could work in peace and quiet. I think he was very focused on the need of working in concentration so in that sense i think his own studio must've been sort of his territory and the door would have been closed and he could work there and that's probably the main reason why he didn't travel because he was so obsessed with With his work and as a matter of fact the best italian paintings can be seen here in the city or an saddam. so and that's true that was part of rembrandt's having his own collection and encyclopedic collection. He brought the world including italy into his house. The amsterdam civic guard had its origins in medieval times a militia organized into guilds that took responsibility for the protection of the city. There were three militias named after their weapons the crossbow longbow and the clavier alike musket and these militias were made up of volunteers from the twenty regions of the city. By rembrandt time these were powerful political entities with their own ostentatious headquarters and tradition of commissioning group paintings of their leaders to hang on the walls. Sixteen forty two was an important year. for rembrandt. it was the year he painted. Capped in banning cox militia for one of his most famous and biggest paintings. The nightwatch at the center is the captain himself elegantly dressed in black with impressive hat. Andrew dramatic red sash beside him his lieutenant in a fine yellow leather coat. Bridges behind them are arranged the men of the militia. The end signed with his drum. The men with banners pikes and muskets frozen forever in motion at the rights. Museum painting conservator patricia. Noble has started on a years long process to remove the painting from its structure or frame and examine and repair anything. That has been going wrong over the centuries when you're again getting in deeply into a painting like this you're actually seeing how the artist work didn't real time. Can you tell from the brush stroke or other kinds of work that the artist is doing which sections he might have. Spent a lot of time on would sections. He worked on very quickly. Can you get inside the actual working rhythm of the making of a painting like this from that kind of study. yeah sure. I think You know generally what we find with. Rembrandt paintings are They're not built up in in complex layers. There's actually built up in one or two paint layers. of course we're certain areas overlap. You may find extra layers but for the most part for instance. The black costume. That i had mentioned bangkok is painted on in a single layer black paint on top of the brown preparation there and on the other. Hand the yellow costume. The lieutenant a piece built up in several layers because there it has a much thicker texture so It'll be interesting to see. Exactly how many layers. So he's done that of course.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Ideas
"In remi- work. Jonathan bicker is going to be taking us on a tour of rembrandt sam. Stir damn just to get a sense of what the city was like in the mid sixty and hundreds when rembrandt was living there. But the story. Of what rembrandt achieved in painting. Amsterdam begins with what he did in leiden. Here's jonathan baker. Talking about a painting that shows something of what the young painter just might achieve. It's called the musical company for people three of the musicians. A man with a moustache an old woman with a scarf and a young man with a harp wearing a feathered beret all dressed in a vaguely middle-eastern fashion a painting that shows something of what was to come standing in the second room of the exhibition where we have when what is probably rembrandt's earliest painting in the collection of the rights museum. It's the so-called musical company of sixteen twenty six. It's a very ambitious painting and perhaps because it is so ambitious. We don't know exactly what it's all about who the characters in the painting. Just describe a little bit but what we see. yeah Four figures in the painting when this painting was first discovered came to the attention of art historians in the in the beginning of the twentieth century. All the four figures were identified as members of rembrandt's family. None of that is true except for the The the old woman who may indeed have been We see her more often in rembrandt's paintings and that may have been the model may well have been rembrandt's mother but in no way is this a depiction of rembrandt's family and no way. Is this light and anno sixteen twenty six so this is him as a young man painting in leiden and how old is the at twenty years old. He's twenty sixty six and was painted in sixteen twenty six. But this is a purely fantasy painting. They're wearing fantasy costumes. This is not what people were in leiden. Miss teen th century. Look at this as the first step in a long journey. So you know. What is there about this painting that just shows. He's a young man in in what respect is not. Shall we say immature rembrandt painting. Like where does he go from here. Yeah remember at this point. He had finished his studies with With his second teacher Peter lost mom in amsterdam which probably took place in sixteen twenty four. And you see reminiscences of last month's work here the very colorful palette that he uses so the young woman stress for example she has very bright red shoes and his wearing a gown of very elaborate gown of a silver of Yellow and red. But clearly rembrandt didn't learn very much about perspective. From las mam learn very much about light from las mom. The there's no sense of depth in this scene. The figures are pressed up when one against the other proportions are all wrong. That the young woman at the forefront. She towers over the table that her bright left elbow is leaning on and then the cello player next to her is quite small. The scale of the figures just don't the proportions are all wrong. This is a beginning artists. Who has to work a hell of a lot but you can his great ambitions in this painting what is also extraordinarily is that his earliest self portrait painting in our collection which is also done at the same periods. Twenty two years old jane. Turner and jonathan bicker are looking at an early rembrandt self portrait. He would go on to make around one hundred self portraits in his life. But this is where it starts with the painting in which you can hardly see his eyes and that's an extremely audacious More because he chooses to show himself almost entirely his face almost entirely in chatter. You see the light hit his cheek and a little bit of his his ear. And if you look very closely you can see the is but imagine as a twenty two year old artist you choose to represent your face hidden almost entirely in shadow. It's extraordinarily audacious. It's it's a kind of game. He's playing the no the the really. The subject of this painting is not me. The subject is light. Light might also have been presenting himself as a artistic melancholic. A lot of people associated that shadow his face being in shadow with the with melancholy and it was thought at the time that they body was governed by four humors and artistic personalities had too much black goal Running through their bodies and and because of that black call that inspired them to artistic gene. Yes and that shadow would also in some people's minds at least would have screened. I'm an artistic. Genius is rendering his own ambition in paint in a drawing in a so. He's he's saying. I'm going gonna be somebody you just watch. It's fascinating here. We are what four hundred years after this piece was actually made and it still has the freshness of something made today. Absolutely you know it's still kind of guard still a little bit shocking and it draws you in too because you want to get up close and look and look for those is and look you know what what expression is. He really trying to show us he to me anyway. He one thing that he's doing this painting is he's he's forcing you the viewer to come into the painting. You actually have to contribute to the making of the painting. He's not giving you everything now. He's inviting you in and you. You want to look and you want to look closely and you want to get to know this man. Who was he. What was he like. Well who was he and what was he like. That's the mystery to explore and we can imagine a lot about rembrandt's interior life mostly through the many self portraits. He painted when rim round arrived in amsterdam in sixteen thirty one. He started painting in the workshop of a well known. Art dealer hendrick island berg. He quickly became extremely successful. Portrait painter to the rich and powerful of the city. Something else was important to. He fell in love with ireland. Burg's cousins saskia and married her a few years later. It was a great love. Affair rembrandt painted and sketched saskia constantly. We can see here the steeple his care. This is at the church. Where rembrandt had four children with Saskia and The first three children all died within a weeks and one case two months after being born and they were all buried in the in the in the care. We're very close. Actually to the rembrandt house. Here if we look down the canal on on this side that building that's jutting out. That's it that's the doolan hotel. That's a new building. Our new building. It was built in the nineteenth century on that spot. That's where the The civic guard headquarters the cloven years. Doolan was situated..
"amsterdam" Discussed on Ghost Light
"She was funny charming like it's wrong will like super tough like she was everything you dream about like a bad ass flapper girl, right? Right okay. I love it and I'll also great name we stand all of and it's far listeners I. Know we usually focus on the theater history of the top of our episodes but one all of his dope into olive is synonymous with the new. Amsterdam. So we're going to focus on for a little. Anyways, she married actor Jack Pickford. In October of nineteen sixteen after a rumored rumored affair with Ziegfeld. Feld. Himself who I think I told you this by say it again, I didn't know this Mr filled was married to Billie. Burke. Who Played Linda did in the wizard of Oz wow and if that's not gonNA, win you some extra points at Trivia I do not know what will Really. Just like who is Billie Burke? Ya She's a queen, but we are we did not know her name I think is more question. So her now married relationship with Jack, Jack Pickford was said to be pretty tumultuous slash probably toxic and in nineteen twenty, they decided to take a second honeymoon in Paris. Late One night. Got It what. Is Good for them. Late One night slash early morning in Paris. All of Jack came home after night on the town they're both drunk and all of couldn't sleep. So she went to the bathroom to find a quote unquote sleeping solution. But what she actually ended up drinking was a bottle of Jackson Mercury, chloride that. What is that? it's that does not sound good. It's literally like liquid mercury and it was actually okay we. She just thought it was for Jack, Pickford. S. T.. S. and so this like they use it as I think it was like mainly topical like a topical cream for his STD's that he got from definitely not olive. and She just drank it. Yeah because I duNno medicine bottles. I. Guess just like label property properly I guess I duNno tank anyway. So that's what happened and the tragedy quickly became one of Broadway's first scandals. Was It really an accident was murder suicide the rumors flew as papers of the time describing the couple they wildest brats whoever stirred the stardust of Broadway. And I say that's a direct quote. Literally, the the there is a quote in my research has appeared multiple times says that the couple was described as the guest wildest brats ever stirred the stardust of Broadway. The released called me and my husband that whatever I get married. That is so iconic. I love that. All sounds like reminds me of like singing in the rain.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69
"It but he loved anthea was her turn to choose the location of their next date. She said they were going to see a Latin Madden. So he went he had to admit the new Amsterdam was beautiful. All read gold and classical murals else. She'd gotten them front row mezzanine tickets so it was a great view but he couldn't help feel a little unsteady as they walked down the steps APPs to their seats he was reading the playbill when anthea decided it would be better to buy her merch. Now skip the line at intermission. He wanted to point out. That would be marked up but he bit his tongue. This was her night he let her out to the aisle as he settled back into a seat it. He felt a tap on the shoulder. A woman was standing there in a slinky green dress. Her vintage headdress. Made Your Look Doc. Like some strange bird. He stood up to get out of her way leaning against the balcony railing but she only smiled at him asking if he he was excited for the show he tried to muster up a half-hearted yes she laughed whimsically she always dragged her husband or these things she told told him he much preferred the moving pictures. Wow effort thought this girl is really committed to this. Whole flapper thing? He confessed theaters made him a bit nervous. He didn't like the dark and didn't like heights. She told him he didn't need to be afraid. She she protect him. She stepped forward and he stepped back on instinct. He could feel his body begin to fall the railing behind him into low for his tall frame. He flailed trying to catch himself. She grabbed his shirt at the last moment pulling him in close he opened his mouth to say something but then anthea was there at the top of the stairs. He rushed to her beginning to make excuses but she only we looked at him quizzically. He turned back towards the railing where their seats were. The flapper girl wasn't listen gone.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Haunted Places
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"amsterdam" Discussed on Haunted Places
"They moved as one unit poised for performance that head ended decades before she watched them waste away in front front of her. Their costumes. They're skin fading to yellowish green sequence dropping like rain Dinah hurt Omar laughing the lights were too bright she needed to find your footing on solid ground again but when she descended from the stage she saw that Omar wasn't alone anymore. A woman in a sheer costume standing next to him dark hair big is nothing short of gorgeous Dina could feel power radiating off the other woman. She was hypnotize ing Spider. Luring you went to our web before she sucked the life from your paralyzed body. Omar was already trapped. His eyes were starting to glaze over. You could not hear Dyma- as she tried to get his attention. He was spellbound and and transport by this woman. Strange Lor diner reached out to the woman but her hand went right through her. The other woman's head turned slowly to face her. She introduced herself as olive. And ask to be left tomorrow. She was terribly busy with her present company. Olive touched Omar. Her hands materialized as they touched his skin. Skin glowing with the contact she was resplendent. It terrified Dina. The lights in the room became came brighter and brighter into the glass covering them. Shattered raining down on the stage and the audience of three..
"amsterdam" Discussed on Haunted Places
"By Nineteen Twenty Olive. Thomas and Jack Pickford already stormy marriage had been dashed on the rocks. Both of them were constantly traveling traveling and they decided to take a second honeymoon in Paris in order to reconnect on September fifth. Nineteen Twenty Jack and olive spent the evening carousing in Montparnasse neighbourhood. In Paris they returned to their accommodations at the hotel. Ritz at three Am. According to Jack he was out of the room when olive mistook bottle of mercury syphilis treatment for a sleeping potion Jack and her doctors attempted to induce vomiting but olive died in agony. Five days later the press had a field day with a strange story accusing all of Jack of being drug addicts who frequently attended champagne and cocaine orgies others suggested that check may have killed olive for insurance money but check himself himself paints a very tragic picture in the September thirteenth. Nineteen twenty issue of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. She kept continually Hughley calling for me. I was beside her day and night until her death. The physicians held out hope for her until the last moment until they found her kidneys kidneys. Paralysed she was conscious and she said she would get better and go home to her mother. It's all mistake Darling Jack. She said but I knew she was dying. She was kept alive only by hypodermic injections. During the last twelve hours I was the last one she recognized. I asked her how she was feeling and she answered pretty weak. But I'll be all right in a little while. Don't worry darling. Those were her last tour as touching as this story. Is this a strong possibility that ingesting adjusting mercury would have potentially carotid olives vocal chords. It is impossible to know if these words are olives. Jacks but according to Psalm Tom Olive would go on to speak to people from beyond the grave. Her ghost returned to the new Amsterdam. The only place ice. She was ever truly happy despite her tragic fate. Olives ghost is said to be more mischievous than malevolent she steals walkie-talkies and loves to flirt with men backstage only to disappear moments later and to some stories stories are to be believed she carefully takes these dalliances a step further coming up. Olive takes a lover from beyond the grave. Now back to the story the New Amsterdam theatre eaters golden age was shattered by the Great Depression. That was not enough capital to maintain the lavish production values producers like Ziegfeld demanded and the whole theater industry began to fold the New Amsterdam theatre officially closed in nineteen thirty six occasionally hosting some. I'm productions and eventually reopening as a movie theater the roof garden that had been home to the midnight frolic was converted to a rehearsal space but times square was going downhill fast. Look theaters around the new Amsterdam. More converted into burlesque calls saloons and sex shops and the area became dangerous to frequent at night in one thousand nine hundred sixty New York Times writer. Milton Breaker described the new Amsterdam's address to who fourteen west forty second street between seventh and eighth avenues as the worst block in the city. Twenty three hundred crimes occurred in that one block in one thousand nine hundred eighty four loan with an average of one point two six severe felonies like rape and murder per day. The ceiling of at the theater collapsed leading years of rain and dirty snow into the main auditorium. Two feet of standing water filled the basement and the the orchestra and mezzanine section theater were covered in mushrooms the size of dinner plates sixty years after its initial closure the new lamb ster dam was a ruin dinas boyfriend. Omar had told her that he was taking your Broadway. She had expected affected the bright lights of the Great White Way. Dinner at Sardi's at a show she pictured elegant costumes and show stopping dance. Numbers something something. She could brag about at school on Monday. Instead he taken her to a ruin there were no performances here just a bare our stage and threadbare seats dust coated every surface. It was somehow colder inside than outside. When they moved from the lobby? To the main theater she discovered why the orchestra section was covered in dirty snow. It fluttered from hole in the roof. She was more than a little disappointed. Omar on the other hand was beaming. He told her that he done her. One better the Broadway show now. She was the star of her own. Broadway stage it was sweet. If a little misguided he scooped her up and ran down the aisles. The carpets were covered in dark blacks. Botches the Air Stank of wrought but but she couldn't help but laugh as the seats blurred around her. He bounded through the mini snowdrift. Tim Place to gently on the stage. The boards warped Dina stepped gingerly towards the center. The floors creak didn't grown having forgotten how to carry weight Omar whooped and cheered from the front row. She took a small bow then. A bigger one. She played with her for edged Parka wrapping it around took a starlet. One of the spotlight's flickered on and off intermittently. She's wanted against the night trying to focus on Omar smiling vase. She couldn't see him anymore. The light surging around her the rig above her head started to shake Dina took a step back. The wood underneath her foot snapped. She screamed as her leg went through the stage. Despite her best efforts she was firmly stuck. Doc she could see jagged edges of woods sticking to her skin she didn't have the strength or the stomach to pull herself out. She called called Omar he didn't answer the wooden slats began to shake rumble the wood and rusted nails dug further into her skin. She could not hold back her screams of anguish. But the rumbling was drowning her out we men came from all directions their feet hit the boards pattering ever closer to her they wore shimmering close. That caught the Clinton the spotlight feathers extending from their perfectly quaffed hair dynamic covered her head with her hands. The movement stopped Dinah opened her eyes slowly. The women were still there standing in a line to her left and right they looked out into the audience. It's but Diana couldn't see anything except the bright shining spotlight. Diner felt the floor around her for soft spots. The boards were covered it mold slightly soft under her hands. She brought her fist down to her leg breaking the would she pulled the uneven even pieces of wood out of her leg slowly Dina couldn't look. She slid their rusted metal nails out. She let them dropped down into the whole she'd made the stage her skin. Burn her blood drip onto the rest of the stage turning the Snow Crimson Crimson Dynasty up her body shaking has her nerves caught fire. The women watched her with sunken. Eyes no one reached a helper. There smiles were painted all Showbiz. No sincere joy behind them.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Haunted Places
"Do the graphic nature of this haunted place listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes depictions of body horror drug abuse suicide and discussions of domestic violence. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. Edward hated theater like really hated it but he loved anthea when it was her turn to choose the location of their next date. She said they were going to see a Latin so he went. He had to admit the new Amsterdam campus beautiful all read gold and classical murals. She'd gotten them front row mezzanine tickets so it was a great view but he couldn't help feel a little unsteady as they walked down the steps to their seats. He was reading the playbill. When anthea decided it would be better to buy her merch rich? Now skip the line at intermission. He wanted to point out that it would be marked up but he bit his tongue. This was her night. Don't let her out to the aisle as he settled back into a seat he felt a tap on his shoulder. A woman was standing there in in a slinky green dress her vintage headdress. Made your look like some strange bird. He stood up to get out of her way leaning against against the balcony railing but she only smiled at him asking if he was excited for the show he tried to muster up a half-hearted yes she laughed whimsically she always dragged her husband. Are these things. She told him he much preferred the moving pictures. Wow Edberg thought this girl is really committed to this whole flapper thing. He confessed theaters made him a bit nervous. He didn't like the dark and he didn't like heights. She told him he didn't need to be afraid she'd protect him. She stepped forward and he stepped back on instinct. He could feel his body begin to fall the railing behind him too low for his tall frame. He flailed trying to catch himself she. She grabbed his shirt at the last moment pulling him in close he opened his mouth to say something but then anthea was there at the top of the stairs is he rushed to her beginning to make excuses but she only looked at him quizzically. He turned back towards the railing. Where where their seats were? The flapper girl was gone..
"amsterdam" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"And welcome to sinn taking cited insights for jason vaidya your host live from amsterdam who amsterdam hit today with my coach song taylor hello and some great guests from different sides of banking from established guys of the the new players in the netherlands banking seen we've got and this is where he gets difficult frederik de staging you'll yes that's meet you angie recognize might yet prove related really wealth from a number of yes we've got roland buoyant greg gratefully deon i'm rose well and we got ali from bug thanks for having me great to have you so i figured we start off today by by playing out little scenario i'm a a new finn tech fresh to amsterdam you know we've had breaks it and that's it i'm off on leaving a bringing my team over i what do i need to know about financial services in the netherlands can we start off basically with you know where do we stand in in in financial services i think we have an setting in another liens where we have a few large rent and a small a few other small ones shall newcomers like alisa is doing and i teeing debts in the netherlands has to asian is steady banks or compare to the rest of the world if you compare to the us the uk are themselves already pretty far my opinion with air mobile and digital offerings interesting point roland i'm i guess our interests here from ali's perspective as well what would you challenge that would you agree well i look at things from different perspectives i figure if you start it's a new company you started with a vision with an idea on how to be different out to be better and it doesn't matter whether you're in the uk or the netherlands or the us when you come here just to your things state to to yourself and don't mind big banks or his holdings they're going to do what they're going to do anyway.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"Like high man the cannabis plant also has tough fibrous stocks. That can be turned into him. Products the buds flowers and leaves can be dried and smoked. The brown sap that loses out of the leaves called has sheesh or hash can also be smoked. The result is affects ranging from euphoria to paranoia. To the munchies. The first marijuana insight is the cannabis college at number one. Twenty four then. This is a free nonprofit public study center. That explains the pros and cons of cannabis. You can read about practical him products. The medical uses of marijuana and how the police persecute cannabis prosecute Yes how the police prosecute cannabis users the pride and joy of the college is downstairs for a small donation you can visit the organic flowering cannabis garden where scientists who you can admire the plant in all her beauty. The garden is small. It fits the dutch legal limit of three plants per person or five per household. And if you bring your own pot they'll let you try out there. Vaporizer a device that lets you inhale without actually smoking making it healthier. Continue up the street to the next cannabis site the hemp gallery at number one thirty by the way no one would say. Smoking is healthy or good for you. It's a drug. It's dangerous and it can be abused the dutcher just a fascinating example of how a society can allow responsible adult use as a civil liberty and treat its abuse as a health in an education challenge rather than a criminal issue. They have a twenty five year track record of not arresting pot smokers in learned that the worst way to control a substance that should be controlled is to keep it illegal. Regulations are strictly enforced while the sale of marijuana is allowed. Advertising is not. you'll never see any promotions or advertising and windows. In fact in many places the perspective customer has to actually take the initiative and push a button to illuminate the menu in order to know what's for sale and surprisingly marijuana is just not a big deal here except for tourists coming from lands where you can do hard time for lighting up by every measure. The dutch smoke less than the european average. About half per capita. What americans do. The hemp gallery is part of the hash museum. Which will see next one ticket at michi to both places. The hemp gallery focuses more on the wonders of industrial hemp. You'll learn how valuable the cannabis plant was for holland during its golden age. Leafy green plant was grown on large plantations. They turned the fibrous hemp stocks into rope and canvas for ships and they used it to make clothing and lace and when they got low on grog. The sailors smoke the sales york near continue a few more steps up the street to the hash hemp and marijuana museum at number one forty eight. This small museum is ernest informative and educational. If patiently read the displays you'll learn plenty throughout history. People have used cannabis as sacred ritual drug from ancient fithian to hindus to modern nepalis and afghanis and rastafarians also smoked cannabis. This is a bible. Based religion centered in jamaica to worship. They get high bob to reggae music and praise. God they love the bible verse from genesis chapter one. That says god created every herb and called them. All good all over amsterdam you'll see the rastafarian colors green gold and red yawn. The museums highlight is the grow room. Here you can look through windows. At real live cannabis plants in various stages of growth. Some as tall as me. These plants are grown hydroponically in water. Not soil using grow lights at a certain stage. The plants are sexed to weed out the boring males. Then they're selected to produce the most powerful strains our final stop is just next door the sensi seed banks store this door services. The museums gift shop. Its products are geared towards cannabis growers. They sell seeds how how-to books and related knickknacks most of the pot sold in amsterdam's coffee shops is grown locally. Technological advances have made it easier to cultivate exotic strains each coffee shop is allowed to keep an inventory of about a pound of pot in stock at any one time. A shop can lose its license. If it exceeds this amount with moves foot to try to shut down holland's marijuana business. The coffee shops are on their best behavior on a good day. A shop like say the bulldog sells about six pounds requiring six separate deliveries shops. With better boutique. Suppliers get the reputation for having better quality. We'd these are the places that proudly display a decal announcing them as winners of amsterdam's annual cannabis cup. Well we've reached. The end of our tour dom square is just two blocks away. Continue a few steps further up the canal to the big and busy oda dolan. St look right. And you'll see the royal palace dom square. We've seen a lot. We've peaked at locals from prostitutes to drug pushers to pioneer lesbians to politically active heads with green thumbs. We've talked a bit of history a little politics and a lot of sleaze congratulations. You've survived. Now go back to your hotel and take a shower. We hope you've enjoyed this walk through amsterdam's red light district. Thanks to jean open. Shot the co author this tour. If you're doing more sightseeing in amsterdam. Check out our other tours. The amsterdam city walk and the your don walk. This tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves amsterdam bruges in brussels guidebook for more details on eating sleeping and sightseeing and those cities referred to the most recent edition that guidebook for more free audio tours in podcasts and for information about our guidebooks tv shows bus tours and travel gear. Visit our website at rick. Steves dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions thanks. Don kabala taught and goodbye for now..
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"Flower market stands along this busy block. Cell cut flowers plants. Bob seeds and garden supplies browns. Your way slowly headed along the single canal to the end of the block this market. The blue marked is a testament to holland's longtime love affair with flowers. The netherlands is by far the largest flower export in all of europe and a major flower power worldwide. If you're looking for a souvenir there's a huge selection here. Certain seeds are marked as okay to bring back into the united states through customs. And how about that. Marijuana start kicking the can it's affordable portable and probably not okay tulips. Then the best known. Dutch flower is the tulip. They're actually native to central asia. The name comes from the flowers hat. Like appearance tulip from the turkish word for turban in the fifteen hundreds a few tulip bulbs factor way from asia all the way to holland. The hardy bulbs thrived in the sandy soil of holland's reclaimed land and thus began one of the oddest in dutch history. It was the golden age and merchants had money to burn. They loved buying flowers for their homes. Within generation. tulips grew from trendy. Fad into an all out frenzy. Prices shot way up. In fact a single prized bulb could sell for the equivalent of thousands of dollars speculators jumped into an amsterdam stock exchange hummed with frantic businessmen trading tulip futures by sixteen thirty seven. It was full blown tulip mania. yes that's what. Even the dutch called it. Then that tulip bubble burst overnight. Once wealthy investors were left with nothing but worthless pieces of paper or warehouses full of bulbs nobody wanted. The crash was devastating. Even playing a role in the decline of the golden age but holland's love affair of this delightful flower lives on today. Tulips are a major industry and are firmly planted in the dutch psyche. Continued through the flower market to where it ends at the next bridge. Here you're at the square named kooning's plein kooning's plan this pleasant square with a popular outdoor food. Stan is a great place to choke down a raw herring. Remember hearing was the commodity that i put amsterdam on the trading map. It's also what touch sater's eight protein on those long cross global voyages even today herring is a local specialty and locals flock to this neighborhood. Fixture in season you'll see the sign holland's nevada that means the herring are new or fresh cut. During the season may and june dutch people eat it with onions. And pickles your utensil. A dutch flag to pick amsterdamers like to eat the fish. Whole you grab it by the tail tip your head. Back and down she goes others prefer it. Rotterdam style chopped up in cubes served on a little paper plate I think i'll take on a sandwich. It's your loss lisa. If you're ready for a break before the final stretch of our walk grab a seat. On one of the benches facing the canal and much away from kooning's plein will turn left heading straight south to light supply. We'll be walking along. The street called lie distraught. Remember from here on your walking in a straight line to the.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"It's about four blocks west of coverage out there. You'll find about two hundred shops and cafes mingling among pleasant canals as you walk up calver strut. Keep a sharp by out. There's a site that's rather easy to miss. It's just before the mcdonalds on the right hand side at number fifty eight. keller straight. this is the petrous in polus kirk. Better known as papa guy hidden catholic church step inside. This catholic church is an oasis of peace tucked amid twenty-first-century crass commercialism. It's called a hidden church though. I guess it's not since you found it but it still keeps a low profile. That's because it dates from an era when catholics in amsterdam were forced to worship in private you see in the fifteen hundreds. Protestants were fighting catholics. All over europe pragmatic amsterdam tried to stay neutral doing business with all parties. But in fifteen seventy eight protestant. Extremists took control of the city. They expelled catholic leaders and bishops and outlawed the religion catholic churches were stripped of their lavish decoration and converted into dutch simultaneously. Amsterdam was rising up politically against their spanish overlords who were catholic and eventually threw them out for the next. Two centuries amsterdam's catholics were driven underground. Catholicism was technically illegal but it was tolerated kind of like marijuana. These days yeah. Catholics could worship as long as they didn't inhale actually. Catholics could worship so long as it was practiced in humble unadvertised places. Like this church by the way this church gets its nickname to papa guy from a parrot that was carved over the entrance of the house that formerly stood on this site now a stuffed parrot hangs in the nave to remember that original papa guy today. The church asks visitors for a mere fifteen minutes for god. You'll see the sign in frontier for god the church. Dan says a metaphor for how religion has long been a marginal part of highly commercial and secular amsterdam returned to calver straight and continue south. We're headed for the amsterdam museum. Which is about fifty yards further down. Calver strat as you walk. Do some people watching. The dutch are unique. They're a handsome and healthy people. Among the world's tallest they average height for a man is six foot one and for a woman. Five foot six. They ride their bikes all over town. Their average income is higher than in the united states.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"Let's review the physical layout of the city again it sits in the marshy delta at the mouth of the amstel river. The city's completely man built from scratch. I the land itself had to be drained. The excess water was channeled into canals. Dykes were built to protect. The city from the sees title search buildings had to be constructed atop foundation of millions of pilings. These had to be driven thirty feet deep into the soggy soil. I through a layer of unstable mud and then into a layer of more stable sand. The locals built of brick. Because would buildings too often caught fire. Even today buildings. Lean this way. And that as the land settles though. Amsterdam was an engineering nightmare. You couldn't beat the location. Boats could arrive here from germany by riverboat. Down the rhine or from england across the channel or from denmark by entering the zuyder inlet north sea. No wonder that saint nicholas protector of water. Travelers became the city's patron saint even in medieval times. Amsterdam was a bustling trade center. They exchanged locally cod herring for german. Beer cloth bacon salt n. In near thirteen hundred the region's leading. Bishop granted the town a charter. Amsterdamers could then set up block courts. Judge their own matters and be essentially autonomous. The town thrived in the center of it. All was just up ahead dam square. Continue damn rak until it opens into dam square. Make your way carefully across the street to the cobblestone pavement. Now stand in the middle of the square and take it all in dam square. This is the historic heart of amsterdam. The city got its start right here and about the twelve fifty. That's when fishermen in this marshy delta settled along the built up banks of the amstel river. They built a dam blocking the amstel river. Creating a small village called amstel dam to the north. Was the damn wreck meaning outer harbor. A waterway that eventually led to the see. That's the street we just walked to. The south was the raquin or inner harbor for river. Traffic nowadays row is also a main street with access to the sea. The fishermen were soon trading with german riverboats traveling downstream with seafaring boats from stockholm hamburg and london land. Trade routes also converged. Here and customs house stood on this spot dam. Square was the center center of it. All today dam square is still the center of dutch life. At least symbolically hits home to the ceremonial town hall. In the country's major department stores mimes jugglers and human statues minimum with locals and tourists alike as homes. Most recognizable place dam square is where political demonstrations begin and end pen the square clockwise and take in the sights. I the royal palace. That's the large domed building on the west side. Despite its name it's really the former town hall and amsterdam is one of the cradles of modern democracy in medieval times. This was where the city council and mayor met. Amsterdam was a self-governing community that prided itself on its independence and thumbed its nose at royalty in about sixteen fifty when amsterdam was one of the richest cities on the planet the old medieval town hall was replaced.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"This street was once a riverbed it's where the amstel river flowed north into. The i which led to a vast in light of the northeast called the zuyder zee. It's this unique geography that turned amsterdam into a center of trade boats could sail up the amstel into the interior of europe. Or out to the north sea to reach the rest of the world as you stroll along. Damasec look left. There's a marina lined with old brick buildings though. These aren't terribly historic. The scene still captures a bit of golden age amsterdam. Think of it back in the sixteen hundreds. This area was the harbor and those buildings warehouses exotic goods from all over the world. All along. damn rack. You'll pass a veritable gauntlet of tourist shops. These seem to cover every dutch cliche. You'll see wooden shoes which the dutch used to wear to get around easily in the marshy soil. There's tulips real end plastic from hollins famed. Fresh flower industry heineken. Fridge magnets advertise one of the world's most popular pills ner beers. You'll listen to a hand. Cranked barrel organ. nc windmill shaped salt. Shakers there's all things orange hats m. t. shirts because that's the official color of the dutch royal family at damn rap number eighteen. You'll find the city's most notorious commodity on display. It's the damn wreck sex museum as a port town catering to sailors and businessmen far away from home. Amsterdam has always accommodated the sex trade. This museum tells the story of sex since roman times. Every deviation is revealed in various displays it touches on sex around the world has marilyn monroe tribute and some nifty s am displays. Keep walking up damn wreck for more. Touristy delectable teasers at number thirty six is the local hooters he'll also pass places selling the popular local fast food. French fries here. They're called flames the fruits or flemish fries since they were invented here in the low countries the standard damrau number forty one is a favourite locals. Dip their fries in mayonnaise. Not catchup all along damn wreck. You'll pass many restaurants. It quickly becomes obvious that international cuisine is almost like local cuisine here in cosmopolitan amsterdam. Indonesian restaurants are especially popular since that was a former dutch colony. There you can order. Rights awful a sampler assortment of indonesian dishes. That's big enough for two or three also popular in amsterdam. Argentinian steakhouses amsterdam undergo usually just grab a simple sandwich called a bridge or a pita bread. Wrap called a swarm from a middle eastern takeout joint..
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"Right to see the old church tower. We'll be heading to the church in a moment but first just to stand here at the intersection for a second. Look around. Notice the gay rainbow flags and the s. and m. flags that's black and blue with a heart also notice the security cameras and modern lighting. Freedom reigns in this quarter but everything is kept under a watchful eye by the to neighborhood. Police departments now continue down. Varmus draw a few more steps at number ninety seven. You'll find the elements of nature. Smart shop this is a little grocery store of mind-bending natural ingredients. Smart shops like this. One are clean. Well lighted fully professional retail outlets that sell powerful drugs many of which are illegal in america. Some of their natural products are harmless nutrition. Boosters mike royal jelly he'll also find organically grown tobacco and herbal versions of popular dance club. Drugs like ecstasy. The big item here is marijuana. Seeds hallucinogenic mushrooms used to be big business here but the eu made them illegal to get around. That smart shops now sell mind-bending truffles since truffles grow underground. They're technically not mushrooms. The knowledgeable sales people can give you more information on their one hundred percent natural products that play with the human senses and here in the netherlands. It's all perfectly legal continuing down varmus dot at number ninety three and number ninety six. You'll see black doors black doors and black windows. Smart men only leather bars. These places come with the bar a dance floor and a back room. A few steps. Further at number eighty nine is a sex shop called mr b's leather and rubber land. It proudly flies the sem flag. This place takes macho too painful. And what seems. Like anatomically impossible extremes. Ouch downstairs lisa. You'll find some irresistible deals on whips and masks. I do love a sail but for now. let's go. See the old church backtrack. A few steps varmus straw to the intersection. When you reach the intersection with wider. Kirk stag turn left and head to the church. Park yourself at the base of the tower and taken the church. There's a lot to observe from here including nearby prostitutes in windows. Hi ladies rick please. Let's start with the church which is amsterdam's.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"For bikes. Stay to the sides always a good reminder a few steps along posit house number five on the left just one window wide. It's typical of the city's old narrow houses look up and notice hooks above warehouse doors. This was the typical merchants design shop on the ground floor. Living space in the middle and storage up in the attic hoses lean out on purpose so you can hoist up cargo without bouncing things on the wall. Continue down most egg to the intersection with spouse trot. You'll likely see rows of bicycles parked along the street. Amsterdam's eight hundred thousand residents own nearly that many bikes the netherlands. Seventeen million people own seventeen million bikes many people own to a long distance racing bike and junkie in citi. Bike often deliberately kept in poor maintenance. So it's less enticing to the many thieves town locals are diligent about locking their bikes twice. They locked the spokes and then they use a heavy chain to attach the bike to the shaped hitching racks which locals call staples continue strolling west. Another short blac. Amsterdam is a great bike. Town in fact bikes outnumber cars the efficient dutch appreciate a self propelled machine that travels five times faster than walking without pollution. Noise parking problems or high fuel costs on a bicycle or feats in dutch. A speedy local can traverse the historic center in about ten minutes and biking seems to keep the populace fit and good looking people. Here say that amsterdam's health clubs are more for networking than for working out and when it comes to helmets. Few wear them as many dutch say fashion over safety. This street opens onto a small square. It's understandably nicknamed big heads square. Because of the statue. The square is actually a bridge. Straddling the single canal. It's.
"amsterdam" Discussed on Rick Steves Netherlands Audio Tour?s?
"Amsterdam city walk amsterdam today much as it did in its golden age the sixteen hundreds. It's a retired sea captain of city still in love with life with a broad outlook and a salty story to tell. Hi i'm rick steves. Thanks for joining the this walk through the historic core of amsterdam. It's a great way to get oriented to the city and some of the sites you may want to visit in-depth later during the dutch golden age. Amsterdam was the world's richest city and international trading port and the cradle of capitalism wealthy democratic burgers built the almost from scratch. They created a wonderland of canals lined with townhouses topped with fancy gables. Immigrant jews out casts and political rebels. Were drawn here by its tolerant atmosphere while painters such as rembrandt captured that atmosphere on canvas allow about two hours for this two mile walk down the city's spine from the train station too light to play. The walk is best during the day when churches and sites are open a word of warning everywhere. Amsterdam be aware of silent. Transportation's such as bikes and trams. This is especially true when you're wearing earbuds and absorbed in your surroundings now. Let's get going. Today's amsterdam is a progressive place of seven hundred thousand people and almost as many bikes. It's a city of good living cozy. Cafes great art street corner jazz stately history and a spirit of live and let live. We'll approach amsterdam like an anthropologist observing strange culture it's a place where carolina's chime quaintly alongside coffee shops. Where everyday people go to smoke. Pot take it all in then paused to watch the clouds blow past stately old gables and see the golden age reflected in a quiet canal. How to use this audio guide. This audio tour gives each of amsterdam's greatest sightseeing hits. Its own title and track number much like the songs of cd or album. New can skip ahead or tailor your itinerary to your own tastes but navigating through amsterdam on your own can be confusing and it's easiest to just follow the tour in the order. I've laid out to help you along. I've invited my colleague lisa. Welcome lisa hello. She'll give directions from one.
Red Light District, Amsterdam
"Amsterdam city walk amsterdam today much as it did in its golden age the sixteen hundreds. It's a retired sea captain of city still in love with life with a broad outlook and a salty story