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In the Wertheim park near the Hortus Botanicus is this monument made out of glass. It’s fragile but... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Simple monument that says so much in a thoroughly beautiful park

The monument itself may seem odd - sort of understated, a large glass plate shattered but when... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

In the Wertheim park near the Hortus Botanicus is this monument made out of glass. It’s fragile but strong in a sense. And it’s important to have this monument in Amsterdam.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely an imaginitive way to commemorate the Holocaust and Auschwitz. The special installation makes you think.

Thank Etienne F
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The monument itself may seem odd - sort of understated, a large glass plate shattered but when you're there you realise the symbolism, the shattered lives of millions and generations forever affected. It is solemn and while simple, still fitting. The monument is located in...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Monument is set up in a lovely park. Monument itself is very beautiful. It's a shame that the monument has dog tracks on it - just seems for what this represents, that dogs could stay off it. But it is a beautiful monument.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The monument is right in the middle of the former Jewish quarter, which still has many Jewish related buildings/sites. It's a must see in the sense that the designer (Jan Wolkers) has created great symbolism with this monument and if you want to have any...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A monument to the victims of Auschwitz camp is located in a lovely park near the National Holocaust museums. When one thinks of a monument, one pictures a structure with height, This one is made up of broken mirrors that lie flat on the ground...More

2  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Monument to Auschwitz victims in Wertheim Park, made from broken mirrors. There is a memorial service here the end of January every year.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We passed by this monument while on a Jewish-themed walking tour. It is not particularly fabulous, but it is worthwhile to take a moment to remember....

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This monument is made by Jan Wolker and it's been in this park since 1993. It is in remembrance of the victims of Auschwitz. The location is in Wertheim Park at Plantage Middenlaan 1. The monument consist of broken mirrors on the ground and words...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 10 September 2015

A monument by Jan Wolkers, it memorializes the victims of Auschwitz. The monument itself is composed of broken mirrors place under large sheets of glass on the ground. Not a huge monument but sobering nonetheless.

Thank axs666
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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
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