Bring back some good or bad memories


June 8, 2023

30 Amazing Black and White Photos Capture Scenes of the Kinkerstraat, Amsterdam in 1992

The Kinkerstraat is a street in Amsterdam-West, part of the Kinkerbuurt. The street was named in 1881 after the poet and lawyer Johannes Kinker (1764-1845). The street is an extension of the Elandsgracht and runs from the Nassaukade to the Kostverlorenvaart, where the Kinkerbrug forms the connection with the Postjesweg.

Halfway down the street is the market in Ten Katestraat. The streets in the area were named after writers and poets. Due to their poor condition, some residential blocks on the south side of the street were demolished in the 1970s and 1980s and replaced by new buildings as part of urban renewal.

Tram line 7 has been running through the street since 1905. Line 17 was added in 1914 and line 23 in 1921. With an interruption from 1956 to 1962, when line 17 was operated as a bus line, the line has remained here, as has line 7, which has been a regular presence in the city for over a century now.

These amazing black and white photos were taken by Dutch photographer Patrick van den Hurk that show street scenes of the Kinkerstraat in 1992.


Post a Comment



Browse by Decades

Popular Posts


09 10