Travel The famous Dumanbet red-and-white letters ‘I amsterdam’ this morning really taken away from the museum square in the Dutch capital. Around 08.00 hours started the preparation, half an hour later they were on the truck.

The dismantling of the well-known letters on the proposal of the largest party in the Amsterdam city council, green party GroenLinks. That took the with tourists popular letters are a symbol of rampant individualism and mass tourism. The proposal received much criticism and created a lot of discussion in the city, with several parties, organisations and residents the images for the letters and their concerns about the “patronizing”. But a majority of the council voted to eventually join in.