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25 years of traffic in Amsterdam, anniversary of comissioner C. Bakker

Week number 37-50

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


Survey of a quarter of a century traffic, on the occasion of the silver anniversary of the commissioner of the traffic police, C. Bakker, in Amsterdam. SHOTS: - horse tram, handcart, velocipedes race, cyclers (partly accelerated footage) and a collision between cyclers; - schematic survey of the increase in the number of bicycles in Amsterdam between 1907 and 1937; - busy (cycling) traffic on the Leidse square in Amsterdam; - two cars from the end of the nineteenth century; - newspaper reports that warn for cars and which ask to forbid this vehicle; - diagram of the increase of car possessions between 1911 and 1937; - parking lot full of cars; - drawn policemen; - officers on motorcycle and sidecar leave the garage and drive through the city; - busy traffic in Amsterdam; - speech of Bakker on the usefulness of traffic rules.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
5 December 1937


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid