geogphotos Posted May 8, 2020 Share Posted May 8, 2020 (edited) Netherlands In 1963, the Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn obtain a license from Chicago-based Wimpy International to open the first Wimpy restaurant in the Netherlands on Leidsestraat in Amsterdam. A second restaurant opened the following year on Damrak. Although there are no verifiable records showing when the last Wimpy closed in the Netherlands, it appears that Wimpy may have left the Netherlands by 1969 since Albert Heijn ceased to mention Wimpy in their corporate annual reports after 1969. In 1971, Albert Heijn later helped McDonald's to open its first restaurant in Europe by opening a McDonald's franchise in Zaandam I have two pictures presumably taken at the same time ( same slide mounts). One showing a Wimpy ( supposedly not in Netherlands after 1969), another showing a McDonalds ( supposedly not in Netherlands or Europe until 1971). Or, quite likely, is the Wikipedia entry just plain wrong? And would this be Leidsestraat or Damrak? Or neither because it looks more like these are taken from near Rembrandtplein looking towards Munttoren making this Reguliersbreestraat ( Cineac restaurant/club ) No images on Alamy for 'Wimpy Amsterdam'. Edited May 8, 2020 by geogphotos Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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