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Westermarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First before visiting this monument i recommend you to read about the significance of the intervention/monument, is nothing impressive but the weight of the history give the place an important place in this area of Amsterdam, is an easy visit from or to the Anne...More

1  Thank orlando g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a trip to Amsterdam well-planned and full, it was an easy stop and a short walk from our B&B to see this unique memorial. While very simple in design and devoid of great ornamentation or flourish, it is an honorable site to visit--to pay...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This was a simple but nice tribute. Recommend it if you are around this area but not worth it to go out of your way to come here.

Thank condetraveler
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

If you don't know what you looking for you surly won't find this monument if symbolism. Three visable triangles representing the past, present and future. One in the canal, one on the ground in the plain and one lifted slightly away in the plain. If...More

Thank Jeffthehangman
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We walked right past it. We had our smart phone out and were walking along the map. Then, my daughter said, I think we passed it? We turned around and noticed an elevated triangle. Then another that was not elevated. Then, I used Google images...More

Thank ChuckD24
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We booked a boat trip and our guide pointed it out to us from the water. A very good gesture and an opportunity to reflect.

1  Thank Leon P
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Deceptively larger than expected. Judging from the reviews on here I thought it was only one triangle, but after speaking to the guy running the Pink Point (the tiny shop situated just across from the monument on the square), it’s actually 3 triangles rather than...More

3  Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Is there anything like this anywhere else? And this monument was placed 30 years ago when the AIDS crisis was raging. So it's unique, simple, important. And yes, they should lose the urinal.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Take a look at the photo of this monument. There’s a urinal about 3 meters away from the monument and police officers question someone on the street. So, I guess it’s good that there’s a monument commemorating the deaths and suffering of the LGBT community...More

2  Thank Liz L
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

From the reviews we read..we thought a must.but a very conservative monument by the canal. Very close to Ana Frank House so just plan maybe 5 extra minutes when going to Ana Frank.

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