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Westermarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Westermarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I had read about this monument and the significance of pink triangles under the nazi regime. This granite structure was hard to identify under the crowds of people queuing for the anne frank house. It serves as a reminder of the persecution that gay men...More

Thank scholzy13
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

My partner & I visited The Homomonument on 10th August 2917. The Homomonument are three separate triangular monuments which shows support & remembrance for homosexuals who was persecuted during the WW11 & have struggled with discrimination. The monuments are just behind Westerkerk, near the Anne...More

Thank David C
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Interesting and quite aesthetically pleasing, however you could easily pass it by without knowing what it was or is significance. If you want information visit the kiosk nearby, they will help.

Thank bunnyofdarkness
Reviewed July 29, 2017

My wife and I went to Amsterdam for a 5-day honeymoon. We were visiting the world's first monument/memorial which commemorates all homosexuals who were killed by the Nazis. Unfortunately, there was no information on-spot that we could find.

Thank JK_TheNilssons
Reviewed July 27, 2017

What a great little tribute hidden in plain sight. I had read about it ahead of time, and stopped the family, explaining the origin of the Pink Triangle and then pointing out the subtle pink stone forming a large triangle that everyone walks on, around...More

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed July 25, 2017

The Homomonument 'commemorates all women and men ever oppressed and persecuted because of their homosexuality'. In the scary world we still live in – where the oppression this monument commemorates still continues – I think it of utmost importance to stop by and pay your...More

Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting monument and its prominence and location are a testament to the openness of Amsterdam.

Thank Etienne F
Reviewed July 14, 2017

The Homomonument is a granite triangle on a canal. You can often see flowers laying on it. People can sit on steps of The Homomonument to commemorate all gay men and women who have died for their homosexuality and enjoy the atmosphere of this city...More

Thank I_RomanWorld
Reviewed June 30, 2017

This is a monument to the glbt community of those who were persecuted and killed during world war 2. Do visit it if in Amsterdam.

Thank kappy26
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This monument is so much more than a monument and if you're LGBT or know someone who is and love them dearly, you should visit this site to show your support. This site represents the loss of life for so many of these people during...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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