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  • Address: Dam Square, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012, Netherlands

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National Monument Tours

Standing high in the center of Amsterdam’s Dam Square, the National Monument is the Netherlands’ most important World War II memorial. In 1945, shortly after the end of the war, a liberty pole was erected in Dam Square; it evolved into the present-day 72-feet tall monument, which was unveiled on May 4 1956 by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Every May 4 since then, the Dutch royal family and local residents participate in National Remembrance Day and pay their respects to fallen soldiers from both WWII and subsequent armed conflicts involving the Netherlands.

Dutch architect J.J.P. Oud created the travertine stone monument, while John Rädecker and his sons designed the monument's sculptures. One of the most striking features is the Peace relief, which depicts four chained male figures demonstrating the misery endured during the war. The conical pillar is inscribed with a Latin message meaning, "Here, where the heart of the fatherland is, may this monument, which citizens carry in their heart, gaze at God's stars."

Practical Info

Due to its central location on Dam Square, the National Monument is easily accessible on foot or by public transit, including trams (4, 9, 14, 16, 24).

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Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Boat Day Pass and Heineken Experience, Amsterdam, null
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Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Boat Day Pass and Heineken Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 141 Reviews

Go for the combo: a 24 or 48-hour Amsterdam hop-on hop-off Boat Pass and admission to the Heineken Experience. You'll find getting around Amsterdam's a breeze ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $52.11
Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Edam from Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Day ... 
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Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Edam from Amsterdam

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy a private day trip from Amsterdam and witness the beauty of the Zaanse Schans windmills, the charming little fishing village of Volendam and the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $440.49
Amsterdam Super Saver 3: City Tour plus Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Day Trip, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver 3: City Tour plus Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 514 Reviews

See the best of Amsterdam and windmills galore on this tour that combines two best-selling tours at one low price. Tour top Amsterdam attractions, then travel ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $93.06
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip plus Amsterdam City Tour, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip plus Amsterdam City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 Reviews

For the complete Amsterdam experience, combine a city sightseeing tour with a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens. On a 2.5-hour morning coach tour, drive along ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $93.06
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Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam

4 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

This Amsterdam Super Saver combines two half-day tours into one memorable day, giving you a great value for your money. Start the morning with a fully guided ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.06
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Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

When the sun goes down, Amsterdam’s nightlife begins, especially along the canals. Enjoy a relaxing evening along the twinkling canals of the Dutch capital on ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.39
Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise or Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Night Cruises
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Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise or Rijksmuseum

4 star rating: Recommended 352 Reviews

Get your bearings on this 2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. See top Amsterdam attractions including the Royal Palace, National ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $31.02
Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise, Amsterdam, Half-day Tours
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 206 Reviews

Spend a day dedicated to two of Amsterdam’s quintessential highlights – canals and Heineken – with this Super Saver that combines a visit to the Heineken ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $68.24

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