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Monument
Location type: Monument
Location address: Amsterdam
Number of texts: 7
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The National Monument consists of a concrete pylon of 22 meters high, covered with travertine, showing the sculpture of Peace In front are four captive male figures representing the war. Right and left there are two men from the resistance with their howling dogs, representing greef and loyalty. The figures represent respectively: misery, resistance and victory. Behind the pylon is a curved wall with eleven memorial urns with soil derived from funeral places from the then eleven provinces, and an urn with soil from the Cemeteries of the former Dutch East Indies.

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Each year on May 4 at 8 p.m., the national commemoration of the dead of the war takes place at the National Monument on the Dam. The commemporation is attended by the Queen.

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The National Monument (Dutch: Nationaal Monument or Nationaal Monument op de Dam) is a 1956 World War II monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam. A national Remembrance of the Dead (Dodenherdenking) ceremony is held at the monument every year on 4 May to commemorate the casualties of World War II and subsequent armed conflicts.

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The Dutch National Monument is an obelisk in Dam Square in Amsterdam which commemorates those who died in World War II.

Germany invaded the Netherlands on 10 May 1940, bringing the formally neutral country into the war and occupying it thereafter. It would not be fully liberated again until May 1945. By the end of the Second World War, the Netherlands had one of the highest casualty rates of all German occupied countries, with over 205,000 having died.

The Dutch National Monument commemorates these casualties as well as the Dutch resistance during the occupation.

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The Dutch National Monument is a World War II memorial in Amsterdam.

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Each year on May 4 at 8 p.m., the national commemoration of the dead of the war takes place at the National Monument on the Dam. The commemporation is attended by the Queen.

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Gegevens uit Google Maps-lt;br>Dam, Amsterdam, Nederland-lt;br>+31 20 624 1111

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