Sunday, December 18, 2016

National Monument, Amsterdam

In the centre of the Dutch capital, in the Dam Square, one finds the imposing 22 metres high National Monument. This is the country’s most significant World War II memorial. It is a daily reminder of the atrocities of war, which also plays a central role in National Remembrance Day (4th May). Embedded in the wall behind are urns containing soil from the Dutch provinces and overseas colonies.  


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