The much-discussed I Amsterdam letters on Museumplein are definitely removed. That is what the Amsterdam City Council decided on Thursday by means of a vote. The plan to remove the tourist attraction came from GroenLinks (the old party of mayor Femke Halsema). According to the party, the letters symbolized mass tourism in the city.
But no worries, who still want to snap that iconic picture with the sign aren’t totally out of luck – there are also I amsterdam letters at Schiphol Airport, Sloterplas Lake, and another set that will travel around the city and can be found at events around Amsterdam.