Warehouses along the Brewers canal in Amsterdam. The name comes from the many breweries that were here in the 16th and 17th centuries. The canal water was of very poor quality and could not be drunk. Therefore beer with a very low percentage of alcohol was used as drinking water.The brewers took their water with boats from the Haarlemmermeer, outside the city.
The warehouses are now largely converted into apartments.
I noticed the unusual three deer with large antlers on top of the buildings. The ornaments are reapplied in July 1992 after one of the residents of the in 1975 renovated apartment complex had seen them in old photographs. Because stone would be too heavy on the roof, an artist has modeled the deers from plastic on a brass frame.
The gable stone of the middle house has the text
"The Green Heart", a nature area in the heart of the country,
so probably that is the origin of the deers on top.
Linking to "Signs, signs"