Background stories of South Holland statues, monuments and landmarks found in The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Gouda and surrounding region on the Netherlands. Some you may be familiar with, perched along busy thoroughfares or on crowded squares, while others are positioned in obscure locations off the beaten path.

Curious who the man is in the chair next to the Hofvijver in The Hague? Or the one who is memorialized with a bronze statue on Markt square in Delft? Maybe you’re intrigued by the weeping woman that appears in the red brick monument in the Leiden city center? Learn about those and many others in this blog…

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Johan De Witt Monuments

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