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Amsterdam - Keizersgracht / Utrechtsestraat
Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 764-768, corner with the Utrechtsestraat (61-63 and 48-50) in 1970. The Utrechtsestraat is one of the streets leading from the Singelgracht (a former moat for defense purposes) to the old city center, crossing three of the main canals of the "grachtengordel".
About this creation
I made the taller white building, Keizersgracht 766, back in 2002 as one of my first Amsterdam modular buildings. After a couple of events, I put it aside, since I didn't wanted to take it apart because I was still quite satisfied with how it turned out. When I found out in 2011 I had very little pictures of it, I decided to make some. When I took it down from the attic, I wasn't satisfied with most of the building anymore, so I decided to give it a little facelift. It actually turned out in a 90% rebuild.


Left: Keizersgracht 766 in 2002; center: 2012 version; right: architect drawing (1894)


I made the tram, based on the model that was used from 1948 until the 1970s, in 2007. The tram gave the idea for a scene in 1970.

After the facelift/rebuild, I thought of making the left corner of the block, since making pictures of the single building wouldn't show the actual seize of it (it is rather tall for a canal house). I added some train tracks, so I could re-use my tram as well. After that I thought it would be fun to add the overhead lines for the tram as well. Since they are connected to buildings at both sides of the street, I had to make the other corner as well. Finally I added the black canal house at the right as well, so I could add an extra tree for a more balanced setup. More pictures on Flickr.


Utrechtsestraat 48. The original building was built in 1927. All other buildings are older.


Utrechtsestraat 50


Idea for an awning



Comments

 I like it 
  February 27, 2013
hey, ben je toevallig lid van de bouwsteen, want ik heb laatst een group aangemaakt voor de bouwsteen leden. trouwens leuke technieken.
  June 27, 2012
Well done. I love this city - one of my favorites in your beautiful country! - Huss Q.
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
You make my Dutch themed city look so puny and ugly!! This is a masterpiece, and very inspirational! Greets, Jelle
 I like it 
  May 14, 2012
Wow! I love all of this! The detail is insane! Great job!
 I made it 
  May 2, 2012
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Fantastic. The original ones are nice, but the rebuilds are really good! I like the tram and the way you did the lime-green cover. BTW; Is that "Rembrandt"´s house I spot thereż?
No, Rembrandt's house isn't included here. These are just random houses, with, as far as I know, no famous residents!
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
Wow! Its an entire city, this deserves much more recognition. Well done my friend! Well done.
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
The detailing here is incredibly precise. Little things like the awning and street plating really set the mood for this great set. It looks realistic and very city like. Great work.
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
The detailing here is incredibly precise. Little things like the awning and street plating really set the mood for this great set. It looks realistic and very city like. Great work.
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
The whole layout looks great. You have captured the feel with the tram going through the street. The architecture looks great and you did a great job on the whole scene.
 I like it 
  April 19, 2012
amazing artwork and rich details, must have been a lot of work to construct this architecture. very impressive
 I like it 
  April 18, 2012
If you have been there (I have) you know its true to the every last single brick! Great job! I'd love to see your moc with my own eyes!
  April 17, 2012
Wow, amazing details throughout! So much character, one of the best street scenes out there!
 I like it 
  April 17, 2012
Fantastic. The original ones are nice, but the rebuilds are really good! I like the tram and the way you did the lime-green cover. BTW; Is that "Rembrandt"´s house I spot thereż?
 I like it 
  April 17, 2012
What a beautiful, well done city scene! Very picturesque. And I love the trees and the street car. Best regards, Steffen
 I like it 
  April 17, 2012
Awesome! great detail everywhere!
Patrick Bosman
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Chris Melby
  April 16, 2012
Talk about detail, extremely impressive build!
 I like it 
  April 16, 2012
Wow
 
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