The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination." It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.
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Just nearby Westerkerk, like few-step stairs made by few triangles, maybe it’s not too special but you can easily pass by and take a quick look. The scenery around is pretty.
Its a triangle for sitting on. With friends. Summery vibe, also surprising how comfy a slab of marble can feel on your behind. Bring beers.
This monument is the first of its sort; it represents the symbol used in the concentration camps to mark gays, like the Star of David for Jews. Gays were banned (and forcebly removed) from the war monument on De Dam on the fourth of may, which marks the Remembrance of the Dead, and is concidered a day to commemorate all who died in the second world war. Gays were banned, in part, because being gay was concidered a mental illness in the Netherlands untill the 1990's. The monument itself is easy to miss; a small dockside on the water and a symbol on the street which is usually crowded (due to the everpresent Anne Frank House's queue).
This monument is a bit difficult to determine its location, mainly because of the many people sitting on the raised triangle as a bench. The monument consists of three triangles forming a larger triangle. The information panel, as well as the third triangle are on the canal side of the square, facing away from Nieuwe Kerk
Unfortunately this place is overrun by people waiting for the Anne Frank house / museum. So disrespectful.