As written in another post of last week, I have been to the street where I was born… the Kuipersstraat in Amsterdam…
The Kuiperstraat is a side street of the very famous Van Wou-straat. And the area is called “De Pijp”.
The area is very typical for Amsterdam. Maybe I am wrong, but this is one of the area where life goes on 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Anyway, it was nice to see that the house where I was born was still in almost its original state, unlike many other buildings around there.
In the picture below one can see the house where I born. It is the darker building, above the shop on the third level.
And a closer look at the house itself. It was not a very big house. There was not even a bathroom (remember we are talking 45 years ago), but I assume that is changed by now.
A year or two ago I was visiting Amsterdam. While wandering through the city I passed the Amstel hotel (on the picture below, but I was passing it on the other side). Later my mother told me that I have been very close to the Kuipersstraat…. but I never realized how close! It is maybe a walk of 5 or 10 minutes at most!
And then there is of course the Amstel…. The river that gave the city of Amsterdam its name. It is kinda funny to know that I was born very close to that river!
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