Standbeeld gebroeders De Witt

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TrippingHenry
Dordrecht, The Netherlands71 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
These two brothers stood for a Republic. Sadly they were killed because of unjustified actions started by the House of Oranje, the House that deliveres the Kings and Queens untill today....
Written March 15, 2020
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Kiwi Samoan
Wellington, New Zealand186 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A nice statue of the history of the area. Would recommend to stop and look if you are walking on your way to the church.
Written October 4, 2019
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VidaJoiosa
Castricum, The Netherlands419 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Great statesmen and a nice statue to honour them and their bitter ending. Holland as it used to be..
Written September 3, 2018
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Wouter1978
Dordrecht, The Netherlands11 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The founding fathers of Holland should not be missed on your tour through the historic centre of Dordrecht. While there, also look right and spot the golden cow on top of the library.
Written August 7, 2018
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Eline v
Belgium77 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
When interested in the history of Dordrecht, one will inevitably come across the De Witt-brothers, who played an important role in the 17th century. Unfortunately there wasn't a sign with their story when I visited and my memory completely failed me when I was asked to explain their importance.
Written July 13, 2017
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
De Witt brothers were victims of one of the most cruel political assassinations in Dutch history. They were killed by a mob in the center of the Hague and literally butchered. Body parts like fingers, ears, tongues, noses and toes were sold as trophies. Their hearts were made part of a public exhibition. The murder was instigated by the Prince of Orange who wanted to restore hereditary rule of his family. His plot was successful and his family is still the supplier of the Dutch heads of state.

One of the brothers, Johan de Witt led the Council governing the Dutch republic during its heydays in the mid 17th century. He was Raadspensionaris (comparable to a present-day President) for 19 years. Under his leadership the seven provinces flourished and eventually achieved the status of a world power.

This statue of the brothers is in Dordrecht not by coincidence and not in the Hague at the site where they were murdered. In the Hague statues of the Orange royals dominate the scene, though there is a bronze of Johan. 'Orange Boven' is still shouted by the people to express their affiliation to the present-day monarchy, though the second part of the slogan: de Witt under seems to be conveniently forgotten.
Written July 8, 2017
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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8,618 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a historically important statue of the 'De Witt' brothers: Johan and Cornelis (sitting on the left respectively standing on the right side).
Written December 18, 2016
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EricDordrecht
Dordrecht41 contributions
Nov 2016 • Business
Connecting a city like with the history makes a city trip more intens. Dordrecht is booming national and international and is considered as small Amsterdam.
Written November 15, 2016
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Nick K
Weymouth, UK1,844 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
A quite large statue sitting astride the bridge on the Vistraat, this imposing monument is lovely to look at. I know no history of this man but the statue beautifully done. Lots of tourists were have photos taken by it.
Situated in the old part of the main shopping area it is easy to find.
Written September 23, 2016
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium864 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
The statue is after Cornelis and Joahn De Witt Dutch politicians from the XVII both arrested on false accusations of treason and ultimately victim of a conspiracy by the Orangists. Both their bodies were horribly mutilated and their hearts were carved out to be exhibited as trophies.
Written September 5, 2016
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