It can be passed unnoticeable, but it's a important part of their history, just around the corner in the heart of the city so it's always used as a point of encounter!!!
Although the structure is popular amongst visitors, very few actually appreciate the underlying symbolism that is crafted on the pillar. Placed in a series of concentric circles, the obelisk is beautifully sculpted with figures of men, canines and birds. The front side of the monument has two male figures that represent the Dutch Resistance
At some point during your stay in Amsterdam you will pass by this statue in the middle of Dam Square and across from the Royal Palace. There are always young people sitting on the steps, not to mention flocks of pigeons. This was a well-known meeting point for young students when I was one myself.
Well, you can't mmiss this huge monument in the middle of Dam Square right across from the palace. It's odd shaped pillar stands out and is flanked by two lion statues. There are plenty of people mmulling about at any timme of day, sitting on the steps surrounding the monument watching people & activity in the immediate area. There are... More
The monument is a place of remembrance. Thanks to Peter from our Amsterdam history walk tour, stopped at Dam Square, for a moment of silence at the monument. We probably would have walked by not knowing if it wasn't for him.
I like visiting the mionument because it has a personal historical link. My mother survived the starvation of the last WWII winter in Amsterdam, and was there during the shootout during the liberation festivities, when German troops felt threathened by the Dutch crowds, and the Allied troops had not yet arrived. Over my desk in one of the certificates stating... More
There isn't anything particularly special or impressive about this monument. If you are in Dam Square anyway, it is worth a look but probably not worth a journey. When I visited, it was very busy around the monument and there were flocks of pigeons all over the place that would perch on you and eat from your hand if you... More
We liked that the monument was representative of the suffering endured during the war and that so many people are here, which is located in Dam Square. This is the ultimate gathering place to sit back and watch people who are visiting, shopping watching, and enjoying the day. Our family spent several hours in this area and took several pictures... More
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