Weesp, a city with about 17,5 thousands population is a cute place for me. Everything is in human scale here, intimate and friendly. Having a lot of canals with bridges and floodgates, they know how to promote their city using these characters. Every year they organise "Sluis en Bruggenfeest" or literally translated as "Floodgate and Bridge Party." Here are some images from the party in 2009. More images can be seen through this official link of Weesp.
I saw a smiling Buddha, too, in front of a house. What a happy corner.
And they don't forget the children.