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Zwanenburgwal 15, 1011 VW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 201 8800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spinoza Monument Amsterdam The Netherlands is a historical monument dedcated to Baruch Benedictus Spinoza. He was a Dutch Philosopher with a Jewish background who had strong views on freedom. They really know how to celebrate and highlight the history of Amsterdam with many monuments as...More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The Spinoza monument along Amstel River is erected for memorizing the historical philosopher of the country. Just a quick photo stop for tourists passing by this spot.

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Beautiful and commanding statue of Spinoza pops up to the left of City Government Offices along the Amstel River. It is a short 5-minute walk from the Waterlooplein dock (a stop for the hop-on/hop-off canal tours). It is close to the distinctive National Opera House...More

Thank cigd70072
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

While walking in the Jewish Quarter and near Rembrandt house is the statue of Spinoza the Philosopher standing next to a canal. The side of the statue bears his name and his famous motto: “The purpose of the state is freedom”.

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Outdoor art, statue in the city, nicely done, important figure in history, worth a quick photo and a quick stop.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I found the statue accidentally on my way to the Rembrandt House. Very beautifully made with useful information on a plaque.

Thank nsergius
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I literally can't remember anything about why we stopped here, any of the times. My brother told me what this statue was all about each time, and for some reason my short term memory couldn't retain it.

Thank 245marshallp
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Beautiful statue to pay a homage to one of the greatest Philosophers of the History. Baruch Spinoza helped humankind to think in a deeper way about our own existence.

1  Thank Flavio N
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This statue of Dutch secular philosopher stands out as he is wrapped in his cloak with birds and flowers on it. There is also a plaque where you can learn more about him.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We came across this statue and monument to the famous Dutch philosopher Spinoza. A beautiful and ornately detailed sculpture with the cloak being particularly impressive with it's birds and flowers emblazoned on the cloak. Spinoza was a 17th century philosopher who with his takings on...More

Thank 293neilk
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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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