Spinoza Monument, Amsterdam

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  • Stumbled on this statue when strolling around Waterlooplein market. The coat of the philosopher were marked curiously with parrots and other birds. There is a geometric solid lying close to the...  more »
  • This is just an accidental encounter while we were walking, but a pleasant surprise. there's a little plaque in English even.  more »
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  • Fabulous sculpture with good details.
  • The Spinoza Monument is located at Zwanenburgwal near City Hall. Here you find a sculpture by Nicolas Dings (2008) that is a nice depiction of the philosopher and ancestor of modern philosophy who was born nearby this location in the 17th century. What you see is a bronze of Spinoza in a cloak, which includes parakeets from far away places mixed with native sparrows. The intermingling of birds symbolises multicultural society of the city of Amsterdam. The statue stands upon a terrazzo platform with an engraving of his name. There is an information plaque nearby with information related to Spinoza as well as this monument. This is worth a brief reading when viewing.

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