For many years this giant Goliath with his bearer and David stood in the restaurant of the Amsterdam Museum. Last year they were moved to the public passage of the museum, which was quite an operation. Originally, the wooden figures were made for the Amsterdam pleasure gardens called the "Oude Doolhof" (The Old Maze). Founded prior to 1625, it continued to exist right up to 1862. The gardens were not merely famous for the maze, fountains and arbours but also for the collection of figures. The head and the eyes of Goliath can be manipulated with the aid of mechanical contrivances, which is rather frightening to see.
The passage is called the "Schutters gallerij" because old paintings of the guilds are hanging on the walls. The passage belongs to the museum but is free to enter, pass and watch the paintings which is quite special I think. It is a risc that works.