SEE SAWING AWAY: One of the many sculptures that appeared that appeared in Amsterdam overnight, Zaagmannetje, "small sawing man" works diligently in a tree above the Amsterdam-West's Leidsebosje park.
ANNE FRANK, FOREVER YOUNG: For nearly 8 years Anne Frank and her family lived in tense freedom in Amsterdam. Then, in 1940, they fled from the Nazis into a local attic, from which Frank stared at a tree across the canal and lusted for her companion Peter. The family and their friends were eventually captured and Frank later died. Her youthful optimism lives on in this sweetly heartbreaking memorial by Mari S. Andriessen.
MUSICAL STRANGER: Another mysterious addition to the public art scene, this anonymous violionist first appeared on Marnixstraat in 1982 as a nameless black figure. Then he disappeared and reappeared last year refreshed in blue. Locals call him "Man attempting to catch tram 10."
BELLE.: The aforementioned Belle, the symbol of proud prostitutes the world over. The inscription on this dignified piece reads "Respect sex workers all over the world." Because those men and women know the meaning of "werk."
UNHOLY ALLIANCE: Religion and sexual release go hand-in-breast in this unnamed bronze bust that appeared outside Oude Kerk, the "old church," the oldest building in town and the world's first profession. Perfect pairing.
REMBRANDT KEEPS NIGHT WATCH: Named after the Dutch painter's most famous painting, this sculpture shows the artist leading the cavalry against an unseen nemesis: Philistines.
JUST JOORST: This 19th Century likeness of Joorst van den Vondel resides in the park named after the 17th Century playwright, Vondelpark.
ALL-SEEING SPINOZA: This monument to the Dutch philosopher is almost massive enough to live up to his legacy. Almost.
ETERNAL PARTY: You'll have to seek out this celebration of Manfred Langer, Amsterdam's answer to Steve Rubell. The Austrian-born impresario moved to Amsterdam in 1972 and was soon front and center of the city's disco scene.
ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN: Long before he was leading the Night Watch, a young Rembrandt stands in flowing silk, brush and palette in hand, waiting for his big shot.
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Alright, Gandhi was not from nor did he live in Amsterdam, but the Indian pacifist's spirit can be felt in Amsterdam's gentle touch.
JOHNNY BE GOOD: Known the world over at the King of the Accordion, Dutch musician Johnny Meijer's statue is one of the most beloved in Amsterdam, as seen in the care taken to keep him warm.