Amsterdam breathes history and so do the street names.
De Lairessestraat where Conscious Hotel Museum Square is located is named after famous painter Gerard de Lairesse. This classicist painter from the 17th century - who was portaited by Rembrandt - suffered from a disease that made him blind. He couldn't paint anymore, but instead gave lectures. His dictations were bundled by his son and became extremely influential in the 18th century.
At the big crossing (see photo) close to Conscious Hotel Vondelpark you see an 'Overtoom'. It used to be a water facility for maintaining the water level and nowadays it's our street name. Oh and Zocherstraat where our parking is located bears the name of the architect of Vondelpark. Well done Mr. J.D. Zocher!
Amstelveenseweg - home to The Tire Station - is named after the most important connection between Amsterdam and Amstelveen. No worries, by now the horse carrage tram line has been replaced by an electric one.
Photo credits: Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief