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Borstplaat, Amsterdam

Borstplaat - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Borstplaat
Oudekerksplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1012 GXMap
+31 20 702 6000(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Old City Centre/Old Side
Overview

Amsterdam's mysterious unknown sculptor created this small plaque set into the ground close to the Oudekerk, the old church in the center of the city's Red Light District. Molded from bronze, the piece takes the shape of a man's hand touching a lady's breast and is often considered to be an homage or mark of respect for Amsterdam's many sex workers, much like the nearby statue, Belle. While nobody knows who created or placed it in secrecy so many years ago, the Borstplaat, which literally means the breastplate has been a part of Amsterdam since 1993.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Dam
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