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.
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.