Artist: Johnny Kraaykamp
Author: Peter Shott
In Café de Paris on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. Peter Shott is an alias for Pieter Goemans, law student inspired for the song in '49, standing on the Amsterdam canal bridge where Prinsengracht and Leidsegracht meet. A plaque on the spot commemorates the event and the bridge was renamed after him. When Pieter died in the summer of 2000, that's where his ashes were dispersed. Henk Visscher's demo came out in 2011 om comp Amsterdams Lijflied (Tijdsbeeld Media).
Nan & Hans Boskamp [first recording as Aan De Amsterdamsche Grachten]
Wim Sonneveld [n°1 in Vic van de Reijt's Top-100 of Dutchspeaking hits]
André van Duin [the author's favorite version; Sonneveld's was too slick for his taste]
Pieter Goemans [author]
Joe Bourne [as The Canals Of Amsterdam]
Ben Cramer [as The Canals Of Amsterdam]
On Tuesdays this song is played every half hour from the Westertoren carillon.
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