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Museum Quarter A M S T E R D A M A T A G L A N C E Café Dulac The interior of this quirky grand café, situated on Haarlemmerstraat, mixes Art Deco style with Gothic-kitsch fixtures and fittings. Nieuwe Zijde In De Wildeman There are more than 80 beers from around the world on offer at this modern proeflokaal (see p48). Oude Zijde Plantage De Jaren Popular with students, this trendy two-storey café has a superb view of the Amstel and a wide selection of newspapers. Eastern Canal Ring ’t Doktertje This is the ultimate brown café, steeped in cobwebs and atmosphere.

Dockworker Statue The statue (see p53) by Mari Andriessen commemorates the February 1941 protest by dockers and transport workers against the Nazis’ treatment of Jews. The Deportation of Jews Pamphlets were distributed by the Resistance vilifying those who stood by and let the Nazis round up the Jews. 1939 Outbreak of World 1930 Population 750,000. 1944 D-Day War II. The Netherlands chooses neutrality 1942 Deportation Unemployment worsens. Work on public project of Amsterdamse Bos begins 1935 Work parties sent to Germany 1930 1935 of Jews begins 1940 Landings.

The pattern, however, is broadly seasonal. Visit the city in spring to enjoy the driest weather of the year. The heaviest rainfall occurs in autumn, reaching a peak in the windy and wet month of November. are normally closed to the public. Car-Free Sunday Temperatures drop quickly at the end of August, but the cultural heat is maintained with the diary of music, dance, opera and drama promoted in the Uitmarkt (see p51). The Autumn is also a busy time for more sporting types. There is a range of spectator sports to watch, and it is a good time of year to enjoy brisk walks in one of the city’s many parks or along the Amstel.

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