Amsterdammertje

Dutch sexism outcry after confrontation with Amsterdammertje

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Dutch sexism outcry after confrontation with Amsterdammertje.

Geerte Piening, 23, was having a great time in Amsterdam in 2015 until she was confronted with the typical red-brown steel traffic bollard. The Amsterdammetje can be found all over Amsterdam, especially in the old city center. She counted at least 35 Amsterdammetjes per street.

However, it did not stop there. “The moment I walked towards the National Monument on Dam Square, I was in complete shock” – Geerte stated. Sexism in Amsterdam seems to become a developing story. A Facebook group has been set up to protest against the sexism on Saturday. In which they call upon women to take ludic photos with the Amsterdammetjes.

Image: Flickr, Willem Admiraal

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