Homomonument

Homomonument information

Location
Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Address
cnr Keizersgracht & Raadhuisstraat
Getting there
Tram: 13/14/17 Westermarkt
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Behind the Westerkerk, this 1987 cluster of three 10m x 10m x 10m granite triangles recalls persecution by the Nazis, who forced gay men to wear a pink triangle patch. One of the triangles steps down into the Keizersgracht and is said to represent a jetty from which gay men were sent to the concentration camps.

Others interpret the step-up from the canal as a symbol of rising hope. Note the monuments are flush to the ground, and can be easy to miss at first glance.

Just south of the Homomonument is the Pink Point . Part information kiosk, part souvenir shop, it's a good place to pick up gay and lesbian publications, and news about parties, events and social groups.