As a child I lived close to the "Oosterpark" in Amsterdam where I have spent much time in the playground and walking to my school at the other side. At six years old I moved to another part of Amsterdam and forgot all about the parc. I came along here lately and childhood memories came back when I saw this old bench. It is made of marble by "Eduard Jacobs" in 1904 and you can sit on both sides. The sides have pictures in relief of persons from the books of the writer "Justus van Maurik" (1846-1904) owner of a sigars factory and a popular author of plays and novels with typical Amsterdam humor.