"The National Monument is made of white stone, 22 meters high, with an inscription on the bottom of the obelisk, "devrede" meaning "peace". At the bottom of the obelisk, four men are carved with their faces and grilled with their faces, and in the middle of the front there are women carved with babies and surrounded by peace pigeons. The former represents wartime suffering, the latter symbolizes victory, peace and new life. The male sculptures on both sides of the obelisk represent the resistance of the working class and intellectuals to war, and describe sorrow and pain. The lion sculptures on both sides of the front of the national monument mean that the sphinx in front of the pyramids is like guarding the spire.
The National Monument of Amsterdam, the Nationaal Monument, is located on Dam Square in Amsterdam.
Address of the monument: Dam, 1012 JL Amsterdam.
The monument is an obelisk, with about one person at the lower end of the monument in a square shape, the rest and the upper end are cylindrical, 22 meters high, with three-dimensional statues around and connected to the main body of the monument.
The stele body was designed by Oude.
The statue was created by Radler. Four statues of men represent war, women and children represent peace, and two men and a growling dog represent resistance.
There are twelve small altars next to the stele. The soil in eleven of the jars comes from 11 provinces in the Netherlands, and the soil in the twelfth jar comes from the Indonesian Cemetery of Honor.
The monument was completed on May 4, 1956. On May 4th is the Liberation Day of the Netherlands, the monument was unveiled by the then Queen of the Netherlands, Juliana.
The monument was built to commemorate the Dutch people and victims who died in and after World War II, and to commemorate liberation and peace.
Dam Square is open, so you can visit the monument at any time of day and night.
Dam Square and the surrounding area are bustling with people and cars during the day, and the monument is not too conspicuous, but the surrounding area of the monument is brighter at night and it is eye-catching.
At night, there were also mounted police patrolling around the square on horseback.
May 4th happens to be China’s May Fourth Youth Day. The May Fourth Movement was an epoch-making event in China. The blood of youth irrigated the flowers of modern China.
It suddenly occurred to me, is there a May Fourth monument in China?
Oh, there is "May Fourth Relief" on the Monument to the People's Heroes in the square.
Does the spirit of the May Fourth Movement continue today?
The May Fourth in my memory should promote Mr. De and Mr. Sai.
Remember, there are also military police around the square... The square and the square, the stele and the stele are gradually overlapping and blurred... At night, the lights are blurred, and people are slowly dispersing. In the words of the husband, it is time to turn around.
The National Monument is located on the other side of Kai Dam Square. The front of the monument faces the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. It is said to imply respect for the soldiers who died in World War II. There are two stone lions guarding the monument.
The Nationaal Monument op de Dam. Opposite the Royal Palace on the other side of the Dam is our national memorial to all victims of war, oppression, deportation and resistance. Every year on the 4th may we commemorate on the dam all the victims.The first wreath on 4 May is always laid by his Majesty King Willem Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima.The Monument was designed by the Dutch architect J.J.P. Oud and the sculpture made by the artist John Radeker and his sons Han and Jan Willem.
Visited Dam square and took this of monument. Very popular part of Amsterdam and opposite the Royal palace.
The National Point in Amsterdam is arguably one of the most nationally symbolic landmarks in the Netherlands and symbolizes the Dutch people for the benefit of the unrelenting revolutionary spirit