Nationaal Monument

Nationaal Monument information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Getting there
Tram: 4/9/16/24 Dam
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The obelisk on the Dam's east side was built in 1956 to commemorate WWII's fallen. Fronted by two lions, its pedestal has a number of symbolic statues: four males (war), a woman with child (peace) and men with dogs (resistance). The 12 urns at the rear hold earth from war cemeteries of the 11 provinces and the Dutch East Indies. The war dead are still honoured here at a ceremony every 4 May.