Aalsmeer takes its name from the words for 'eel' and
'lake': it's the site of the largest flower auction in the world, using
the 'Dutch auction' method of a counter which starts at a high price
and works down: the first buyer to decide it's low enough gets the
purchase. My father took this photo of a fairly ordinary road on 31
July 1958 but it's not been possible to identify exactly where.
Download a Google Earth placemark
for the general area.