Waterlooplein market is Netherlands oldest second-hand market. It is situated in the centre of Amsterdam and moved twice in a neighbourhood that was marked by struggle until this Millennium. The problems added also to the neighbourhood cohesion. The Waterlooplein market fits in this setting. While the hard work and poverty seen on the market is serious, the atmosphere of 'bonne vivre' inspired me to this photo series. A tribute to the Waterlooplein a living social monument.
Most photos here are taken during 2008 and 2010 and have been exhibited in Waterlooplein area.