The Paleis van Justitie - law courts - have been housed in a former orphanage on the Prinsengracht for the past 170 years. The Parool mentions one of its earliest cases; a certain Maria D, a food seller, had to appear before the judge after swearing at police officers who had asked her to move her cart, which was blocking the entire Anjeliersstraat. She was found guilty and fined eight guilders.