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3 Sculptures to explore in Netherlands


Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

Antony Gormley Exposure Statue
Antony Gormley Exposure Statue8242 Lelystad, Netherlands

Exposure is a piece of public art that is created to react to the changing environment. Due to the changes caused by global warming, the concern is that of rising of sea levels. This life-size statue is placed in the crypt of the Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in England. It is probably the most mysterious sculpture by Antony Gormley. During rainy months the crypt floods and the floodwater combined with dull light creates a wonderful effect.

Peerd van Ome Loeks
Peerd van Ome LoeksStationsweg 13, 9726 AC Groningen, Netherlands

The Peerd van Ome Loeks can be seen as one of the symbols of the Dutch city of Groningen . The image derives its existence from a Groningen folk tune with the same title.

Statue of Anne Frank
Statue of Anne FrankJanskerkhof 30, 3512 BN Utrecht, Netherlands

The statue of Anne Frank on the Janskerkhof in Utrecht is a statue of the German- Jewish girl Anne Frank who died at the age of fifteen during the Holocaust . Through her diary, Anne Frank has become a worldwide symbol of the victims of the Holocaust. The bronze statue was made by the Utrecht sculptor Pieter d'Hont.

Map of Sculptures to explore in Netherlands