Punch & Judy, DAM Square Amsterdam
In the heart of Amsterdam, at the famous DAM Square, a 120-year-old tradition has been restored. The return of Punch and Judy is an initiative of Fred Stammeshaus and Wim Kerkhove, the maestro who has been playing at DAM Square for more than 20 years.
Fred: "Generations grew up with Punch and Judy at our DAM. My father and his brothers did, I did, and so did my own kids, during the time we lived around here. After an absence of about five years, I just felt this tradition had to be restored."
Wim Kerkhove: "Fred is an enthusiastic and enterprising man. Someone like 'don't talk but act'. The child within has been kept alive in a grown up way."