Amsterdam is the home to 28 'brugwachterhuisjes'. These historic houses were build for the guard of the city bridges which open for water traffic such as small freight ships and larger leisure boats. These houses are not being used anymore, because the bridges are being controlled through a central point. The town council of Amsterdam plans to transform these houses into luxury hotel suites, thus the houses will lose their historic essence and can't be used by the community and citizens of Amsterdam. The kind people of 'Voor de Amsterdammer' set up a petition to keep these historic houses among the residents of Amsterdam. You can also show support and sign the petition here.
This entry was posted on April 25, 2016.