Coffee Bale, Amsterdam

Gablestone: bale of coffee

I’m passionate about coffee, so I was pleased to find this gable stone during a walk around an old Amsterdam neighborhood.

Note that while the gable stone depicts a bale of coffee it is located across from the Houtkopersbrug — wood buyer’s bridge.

Many gable stones in Amsterdam are not found at their original locations. This one is said to have originally been part of a building at Vijzelstraat 16, built in 1727.

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