National Monument, Amsterdam

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A national monument is a monument constructed in order to commemorate something of importance to national heritage, such as a country's founding, independence, war, or the life and death of a historical figure.

The term may also refer to a specific monument status, such as a national heritage site, by reason of their cultural importance rather than age (see National Monument (United States)).

National monument status is usually granted to colossal symbols of national identity.
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  • Just passed by from Damrak and stopover for pictures. A nice but small monument surrounding by other beautiful and famous architectures. Love its white plain color but didn't stay long due to...  more »
  • It's a nondescript obelisk at one end of Dam Square paying homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and countrymen. The location is the gathering point for many guided...  more »
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  • An iconic point of interest for tourist visiting Amsterdam. It's the centre of all activities literally. You can go either your way towards the more uptown locations like the rjiks museum and other iconic places or take the other way and spoil yourself within the red light area, casinos, adult entertainment and the famous Amsterdam coffee shops.
  • When you get off Central Station in Amsterdam, just follow the mass of humanity going down the main drag and 5-7 minutes of walking down the street, will bring you to this monument. It's a great place as a meeting point and when I was there, had lots of teenagers and college-age people sitting on the steps. This is also the location where the free Amsterdam walking tours start.

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