Rising 22 meters (72 feet) above Dam Square, the National Monument is a symbol of remembrance for those who lost their lives in World War II. The white concrete pillar and detailed sculptures depict suffering, loyalty, resistance and liberation. Each year on the 4th of May, Remembrance Day, a ceremony and moment of silence is held to pay respect. The monument also serves as a promise to continual to strive for world peace.
-Jessica E. Lipowski, Amsterdam Local Expert