The bridges in the south part of Amsterdam where I grew up are decorated with beautiful sculptures made by "Hildo Krop" (1884-1970). He was from 1916 until his death city sculptor of Amsterdam. This girl with prancing horse represents the open-mindendness of people towards life.
Documentary filmmaker Hedda van Gennep was the model for this sculpture when she was three years old. She can't remember it but her mother told her, her parents were friends of the sculptor and probably he made some drawings of her when they visited him. In an interview in a newspaper in 2010 she said "Always when I cycle along this sculpture, and that is very often, I think "That is me", which I find very funny".
Look how this wooden bench is intergrated into the bridge on the foot of the sculpture.