Monuments/ Statues in Amsterdam

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Monuments & Statues in Amsterdam

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  • LondonFamily88
    London, UK989 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to see the statue away from the Anne Frank House and away from the crowds. A simple yet poignant reminder of WWII and the strife of the Jewish population.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tower, once part of the city’s fortifications, is a major landmark at a busy intersection near the Bloemenmarket.
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • weekak
    Edinburgh, UK1,081 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a monument that commemorates all gay men and woman who have been persecuted because of their sexual orientation and the first monument in the world to remember all gay and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. I like this monument for what it represents but it’s not the most memorable or exciting and honestly you’d walk right past it and not give it a second glance which is a shame!
    Written 14 September 2023
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  • Kim K
    Stockholm, Sweden20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you want to experience something genuine that has meaning plus perspective on what is happening today matched history - this is the tour.

    We were five friends on a really rainy cold Saturday that did the tour despite the terrible weather - it was the best we did in a long time - Alex is an excellent guide with knowledge, an opinion an humor.

    We discussed how critical thinking is so important for a democracy - and what i happening around us today is interesting in a scary way - at the same time knowing what happened during the ww2-occupation.

    Please experience this - you can do the pubs or whatever later.
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,766 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The 22-meter obelisk made of white travertine was designed by the modernist architect, a member of the De Steil group, Peter Aud. It was erected in memory of the Dutch who died in World War II. It contains a handful of land from all the provinces of the Netherlands and the Dutch West Indies (present-day Indonesia), which, as is known, was occupied by Japan in 1941-45. The victims of the war are depicted chained on the monument. Above them, too, Jesus Christ stands chained. Every year, on memorial Day on May 4, a solemn ceremony is held here with the participation of the king.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Important historical memorial
    * Subdued monument sunken in the ground- reflecting the tragedy
    * Creative broken glass carries significant message
    * Solemn memorial as there are ashes of incinerated human remains interred in the edifice
    * Located in the old Jewish Quarter and near to the Jewish Museum, Portuguese Synagogue, the soon-to-be-opened Holocaust Museum and not far from the Dutch Resistance Museum
    * Located in lovely quiet Wertheimpark

    CONS
    * Not well enough known or located

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE..."
    ... because I wanted to specifically see this monument and to honor the memory of those Dutch Jews who were brutally murdered and lost their lives because they were Jews.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    It's free

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Of course

    ADVICES
    I suggest going a bit out of your way to see this memorial and to honor the victims
    Written 25 December 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located within Waterloopplein, stands this monument to a Dutch Philosopher, freedom, religion tolerance, , Baruch de Spinoza, outside the city hall.
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA35,387 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The National Holocaust Names Memorial was unveiled in 2021, so it is relatively new. The mirror-finished stainless steel plates hover above the walls of 102,000 bricks, each inscribed with a name of one of the victims. There are also 1000 blank bricks for the unknown victims. The Memorial is solemn, simple and utterly heartbreaking… I found the brick with Anne Frank’s name as well as the one with her sister Margot’s name… no wonder I was wiping my tears.

    And one more beautiful way to commemorate the lives of the Holocaust victims: “A Mosaic of Lost Ones” by Chaja van Kollem and Margareta Suensson is located in the park next to the Memorial.

    Citing the description:

    “A Mosaic of Lost Ones” is an art project where people are photographed wearing the clothes of their loved one who has passed away. The project started two years ago from Chaja's and Margareta's own personal experiences with clothes that were left behind after their loved ones' passing. It turned out quickly that many people experience special things with clothing of their lost loved ones. Here you see twenty-two sweet people who have been so brave to share their stories about loss in image and language. This is a personal and intimate presentation of different ways in which grief is experienced and how we remember with the senses.
    Written 14 December 2023
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  • Wim d
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to have a cosy workshop. You see the inside of a real stone grinding windmill, while having your workshop.
    Written 2 October 2018
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located within Albert Cuyp, stands this memorial, to a famous dutch singer, probably not a stand alone attraction, however, something to see whilst visiting the market.
    Written 30 January 2022
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located within the foyer of Stopera concert hall, is this quirky sculpture of a violinist coming out of the floor, quite appropiate considering the setting.
    Written 25 January 2022
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in the Red Light District, literally sitting is a monument, to lady that assisted people in need during WW2 as a christian soldier, hence sh is known as the Major.
    Written 30 January 2022
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  • LLondoner
    London, UK69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking around the Jordan enjoying the sights and atmosphere we came across this pretty square, just by the houseboat museum, with a small playground and very good ice cream shop, Ijscuypje, around the corner. Kids enjoyed a play and we enjoyed a rest. Also a good supermarket on the square if you fancied a picnic.
    Written 25 August 2017
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located within Spui, is this sculpture, little Darling, depicting the smiling young youth
    of Amsterdam.
    Written 28 January 2022
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  • tmm01
    Woolavington, UK322 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The statue itself is interesting as a piece. It is on a canal bridge which has some cafes on, so a lovely place to stop for refreshments. Of course you’ll be paying premium prices her though.
    Written 12 August 2023
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