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Address: Oude Delft 167, 2611 HB Delft, The Netherlands

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Interesting Historical Figure

This Statue in the middle of the town square is difficult to ignore. Supposedly the father of all modern legal systems, I have yet to find anyone who is aware of him. The statue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John H
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Ashford, United Kingdom

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Statue in the middle of the town square is difficult to ignore. Supposedly the father of all modern legal systems, I have yet to find anyone who is aware of him. The statue is a good meeting point for groups and much of the square can be seen from there. while we were visiting, a traditional clog maker was... More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Nice to view when visiting delft but it doesnt add anything to your entire experience in delft. So if you want to visit do so, but dont feel obliged to view this sculpture

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Delft, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Nice monument in front of the New church and right at the center of Delft. Gives a nice view to the centrum and the square.

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Hong Kong, China
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5,424 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11,786 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

An interesting thing to see at markt in Delft is the Hugo de Groot monument situated just outside the entrance to Nieuwe Kerk. This is the works of Frans L. Stacke (1886). Hugo de Groot was a son of Delft who left his mark in Dutch history during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Groot was a distinguished lawmaker... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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986 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Nice statue in the main square of the city. Dark and impressive, big and very well refined, it's one of the most iconic spots. Link between the Church and the City Hall.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The elegant, imposing monument to Hugo de Groot stands in the famous central Markt in Old Delft, making it impossible to miss on a visit to the charming old town. The monument honors a man not well known outside the Netherlands (except perhaps by attorneys who specialize in international law): de Groot is a seminal figure responsible for laying down... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is a monument recognizing a legend Hugo de Groot standing distinctly in front of the Church that overlooks everything in the square. Grand and stately.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Beautiful monument with a great location, it stands in front of the "majestic" church and overlooks the entire plaza were the restaurants, souvenir shops, cheese shops are located. Very well located for some pictures.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's a nice monument and it is in the centre of town, so why not see it and photograph it? Part of the interesting history of Delft.

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Denton, TX
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562 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

As others have observed the statue is a statue but the man being commemorated is a legend. It's certainly worth visiting just to take a photo and to say you've been there

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