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Christel8 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands392 contributions165 helpful votes
Great (and feared) Dutch admiral. The statue is located on the Boulevard of Vlissingen/Flushing and from there you have a beautiful view on the city and the harbor. Nice place for a moment of rest.
Date of experience: January 2020
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Robert O wrote a review Sep 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,342 contributions1,755 helpful votes
Beyond doubt Flushing's most famous or notorious son, admiral de Ruyter started his career working for the Lampsins brothers, during the 17th century Zeeland's most wealthy merchants (over 300 commercial vessels). During this period he started operating as a privateer (legitimatized form of piracy) and got his name de Ruyter (the raider). Eventually he climbed the ranks of the Dutch navy fighting the Spanish, English and French. Perhaps his best known victory was his operation to break the barrier chain at Chatham in 1667. Most Dutch had to learn about it, during history classes. Wish the authorities would find a solution for avoiding white excrements of seagulls on top of the head of de Ruyter. In case of Christian saints the problem is solved with a halo, but that would be to much honor. Perhaps an invisible needle would do the trick...…
Date of experience: September 2019
reinpnonnekes wrote a review Jun 2018
Amerongen, The Netherlands73 contributions4 helpful votes
Part of Muzeeum, the nautical historic museum, are the defend works in the fortress beneath this statue from centuries before Napoleon occupied it. And Michiel de Ruiter is the greatest sailor and admiral, the Netherlands ever knew.
Date of experience: June 2018
RaF C wrote a review May 2018
Colijnsplaat, The Netherlands250 contributions49 helpful votes
A beautiful area to sit and view the city and the boats, a must see when you are in Vlissingen. The Boulevard is a must see !
Date of experience: May 2018
Rien W wrote a review Sep 2017
Voorschoten, The Netherlands401 contributions45 helpful votes
The name plaquette on this statue is in Dutch and in Italian! De Ruyter is the most famous Dutch captain and sailor. This statue in his place of birth Vlissingen was moved from a square in the city to this prominent place on the harbour front.
Date of experience: August 2017