The Raadhuis Street in Amsterdam has a nice arcade following the bend of the street. In the background the Wester Church near the Anne Frank House. The street became worldwide famous at March 10th 1966 when our crownprinces Beatrix married a German diplomat Claus von Amsberg. The sixties were very roaring times for Amsterdam. There were anarchistic movements with protests against authorities as in many cities in the world at that time.
The marriage of a future Queen with a German rather short after WWII, caused a lot of turmoil in the whole country and especially in Amsterdam where the Jewish population had suffered so much loss of life.
When the married couple left theWester Church in their Golden Carriage, a smoke-bomb was thrown in the street. Nobody was hurt but it caused a lot of commotion and in stead of a picture of a happy couple, this photo went over the world.