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Welcome to Wat is er mis met deze steeg?

This blog was started in 2008 when our alley, the Oudezijds Armsteeg, was a big garbage mountain mess. In 2012, we started the street gardens (geveltuinen), and an art gallery in the alley, with the help of the Gemeente Amsterdam. And now, our street is totally different. We decided to keep this blog for “historic” […]

Protected: Dealers, dealers, dealers

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There is no “dealer network”

I’ve been complaining that the dealers are always here. But, they do periodically, poof!, disappear. Then moments later, a police car sails down the street. Of course, it all looks peaceful and civilised. But within minutes the dealers are back again. I always imagined that there was some sort of Dealer Network going on. It […]

Ze spelen muziek op straat

Hmm, I think I’ve discovered something. Ringing the police to complain about the dealers and junkies can be a frustrating experience. You know they’re dealing/using, because they’ve been hanging around for ages, but that’s not illegal. And, more often than not, the bad guys have scattered if/when the police approach. Or even worse, your complaint […]

An infestation of dealers

So, I didn’t really expect that we would have to use this blog again. It’s been pretty peaceful since the street gardens were installed. Just the odd problem with piled up garbage, but nothing like it used to be. For that we’re thankful.  But, in the last few months, our corner has been infested, inundated […]

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This blog was started in 2008 when our alley, the Oudezijds Armsteeg, was a big garbage mountain mess. In 2012, we started the street gardens (geveltuinen), and an art gallery in the alley, with the help of the Gemeente Amsterdam. And now, several years later, our street is totally different. But we have decided to […]

Rubbish report July 15—July 19

On Friday afternoon there are about 10 bags of rubbish to start the weekend. Plus a box with one or more restaurant-sized egg cartons (photos [1] and [2]). By the end of the weekend there are about 20-25 bags of rubbish [3]. Unfortunately none of the bags of rubbish were taken away during the weekend. […]

Rubbish report June 29—July 1

Okay, I haven’t been this angry in a long long time. Lots of photos this time. Starts off “normally” on Wednesday with bags of rubbish illegally dumped, a dead couch, cardboard boxes (photo [1]). By Wednesday evening the couch had been picked up, plus most of the bags of rubbish (thank you). Unfortunately now a […]

Rubbish Report June 26—28

About 10 bags of illegal rubbish have gathered by early Sunday evening (photos [1] and [2]). By Monday morning they have been joined by another 10-20 bags [3]. During the day the pile grows bigger and bigger, until by the evening the pile is as high as the garbage bin, extends 2.5 metres into the […]

Rubbish Report June 20—21

This series of photos shows how rubbish-free the Warmoesstraat is on a rubbish morning. Why’s that? Because everyone dumps their rubbish in the OZ Armsteeg. PUT YOUR OWN RUBBISH IN FRONT OF YOUR OWN FRONT DOOR!