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Review of Homomonument

Homomonument
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Amsterdam 1.5 hour Bubbly Bike Tour
Ranked #130 of 529 things to do in Amsterdam
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I don't know of any other monument to the gay people killed during World War II and it is fitting that this one is located in Amsterdam which has accepted those who are different for over 400 years.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

There are precious few monuments to gay people around, so this is worth a look. It's a pink triangle (which is of course the equivalent of the yellow star for Jews which was used by the Nazis.) It's sobering and is appropriately placed near the Anne Frank House. But to be honest, I found it rather depressing. To me, it feels stuck in the 1980s when gay men were still under great pressure from discrimination and the scourge of Aids, and reflects a rather painful, difficult past. I suppose that's the point though, to make us try to remember a past which most of us would rather forget.

These days, the main gay symbol used is the rainbow flag, which is more inclusive, optimistic and welcoming, compared to the pink triangle. It's good to have this monument, but let's be thankful that we've moved on.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

In fact I had no idea that this monument commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality and it was opened on September 5, 1987. Also it was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis. This monument is close to Westerkerk, so You won't miss it even if You don't support this people).

Thank NVV
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The Homomonument is located in close proximity to Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House and is a fairly new attraction (built in 1987). This monument to homosexuals comprises a flat triangle on the ground with Dutch words inscribed. The symbolisms are explained in the DK Eyewitness book but on its own, it's really not much to look at.

This makes an okay stop if in the area to visit the Anne Frank House and Westerkerk which are both found along Prinsegracht. Behind Westerkerk is the Homomonument, which is located along the next main canal Keizersgracht and can provide a turning point for strolling to other areas of the Grachtengordel. However, personally wouldn't make the effort to come here simply to see the Homomonument on its own.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

During our walk from the Dam square to the canal area in De Jordaan, we stumbled upon this nice tribute to gay and lesbian people. It was pretty crowded and we noticed a lot of flowers on the monument. Good initiative!

Thank Neuteboom
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