Our hotel here in Amsterdam is on Apollolaan, which is part of Artzuid – International Sculpture Route Amsterdam. We were surprised when we got off the tram on the way in from the airport to encounter a man riding a giant golden armored turtle:
As we continued the one-block walk, we passed by what seems to be an elephant on stilts:
I really liked this kinetic sculpture. It only runs for five minutes each hour, but we just happened by as it was going:
I’ve got a one-minute movie of that sculpture, too. Maybe I’ll post it, if I ever figure out YouTube.
This afternoon we tried a different kind of Amsterdam art: microbrewed beer from a 300 year old windmill, Brouwerij ‘t IJ:
I can confirm that at least three of their beers, especially the Columbus, are also works of art.