Statue "Amsterdams Lieverdje"

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Statue "Amsterdams Lieverdje"

Statue "Amsterdams Lieverdje"
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Gnome Lieverdje
Mar 2021
A gnome has gained a foothold. Right in the middle of Amsterdam's Magic Center, on the Spui, right behind the Lieverdje. This Gnome statue represents a revival of the Kabouter (Dutch for Gnome) Movement, which never disbanded. The kabouters where a green-anarchist group in Amsterdam in the 1970s. Unlike the Provo movement, which disbanded itself in 1967, they simply went underground for 50 years.

MagiesSentrumAmsterdam.
Written 26 March 2021
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Pamela Nichols
Ireland2 contributions
At least we thought so
Dec 2019
Had there been nothing more in our renunciation than this? There had been something more to sell. At least we thought so.. But who could tell? There was only one bit of evidence left against us. Auto depiction itself, any selfie was evidence fortold. We would destroy it all.
Written 1 February 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,592 contributions
Fun Sculpture
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Amsterdams Lieverdje is a sculpture of a stereotypical view of an Amsterdam boy as the mischievous, but kind hearted little darling.

The sculpture depicts a boy of 10, dressed in a short sleeved shirt, shorts and wearing a cap on his head. He has a mischievous little grin on his face as if having just played a prank.

It's a cute little statue, but I wouldn't go out of the way to see it. As it's located on Spui, and within the main tourist circuit, it's worth a small detour if you've got time or if visiting Amsterdam with children.
Written 1 August 2019
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,343 contributions
Cute Statue
May 2019 • Couples
I wouldn’t make a purpose of going to see this, but we walked past and thought it was cute. I can understand the meaning behind it and at least it is not strange modern art which I cannot connect with.
Written 24 May 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia31,317 contributions
A lovely symbol
Oct 2018 • Couples
We stumbled across a rather nice piece of work while wandering the city streets. The Statue "Amsterdam's Lieverdje" is a beautiful symbolic gesture to at least some, select few of Amsterdam's boys, particularly those in the streets.... It is a representation of a cheeky looking young fellow. It is rather likeable! It was placed there in 1959 as a gypsum statue for a street festival for that year. However people liked so much that thanks to a cigarette company (strangely!) it was remade in copper in 1960. And here it still stands! Worth a look. There are many cafes, restaurants and other shops in the surrounding area as well.
Written 12 March 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China136,253 contributions
Lieverdje (Little Darling) monument at Spui
Dec 2018 • Couples
An interesting sculpture to see at Spui is Lieverdje (Little Darling). The statue is also referred to as Amsterdams Lieverdje an is a bronze depiction of a smiling young boy in cap, with arms on his hips. The figure is atop a simple but roughly surfaced pedestal and is situated just across from the historic Caffe Hoppe.

Symbolically, the Lieverdje monument is supposed to represent the youth of Amsterdam, always playing tricks and pranks yet still with a golden heart. Its worth a quick look-see and a picture or two when passing through Spui.
Written 23 December 2018
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,849 contributions
A cheeky lad
Mar 2017 • Friends
This statue of a cheeky boy caught my eye. It symbolizes the street kids of Amsterdam, who could be naughty but have a heart of gold.
Written 13 February 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,229 contributions
Nice story and lovely statue.
Jan 2018 • Friends
We always visit the pubs,bars and restaurants in Spui as the nightlife around here is really good and this cute little statue of the urchin looks so good.
Although often surrounded by innumerable bicycles it's still nice to check out.
There's some bench seating close to the statue so it's nice to chill out and take in the great sites of this area and maybe take a few photos of the little street urchin.
Easy to find on Spui.
Written 18 January 2018
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,671 contributions
Rested here briefly!
Oct 2017 • Solo
There are benches located around this statue. I rested my weary feet, ate my snacks and watched people as they passed by.

Took several pictures of the statue before moving on to my next attractions to visit.
Written 8 October 2017
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands32,815 contributions
Statue of an Amsterdam's Street Boy
Jun 2017 • Couples
The statue symbolized a street boy of Amsterdam that always did the boyish prank but he has a golden heart. It's based on a story in a daily paper about a boy who saved a dog that was fallen in the canal. The location is on a busy square, spui.
Written 17 June 2017
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