Pinsteps. Equestrian statue of Wilhelmina, Amsterdam

This equestrian statue is perhaps the most beloved by the inhabitants of the city. It is dedicated to Queen Wilhelmina and appeared in the seventies of the last century. The Netherlands loves this queen because she did not obey the Germans and left the country after the Nazi occupation, creating a government in exile from where she broadcasted, supporting the Dutch spirit and the fighting spirit of the Dutch resistance. The fate of Wilhelmina Elena Paulina Maria was not easy. He was born to his father Wilhelm II when he was 63 years old from his second marriage. All three sons from their first marriage died. Having become the queen in ten years, she ruled fifty years. The First and Second World Wars and the loss by Holland of its most prosperous colony - Indonesia fell on her rule. Four years after returning to her homeland in 1952, she abdicated in favor of her only daughter Juliana, the other four children of Wilhelmina were born dead.

Photo: Posted by Jvhertum - Own work, Public Domain,

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The most popular walk in Amsterdam

During this walk you will have time: to go for a cheese and wine tasting, to see the main Dam square and the royal palace, to go along the shopping Kalverstraat street and go to the Amsterdam Museum, to see the oldest house, to get acquainted with the street brownie, to find out that Rusland has no connection with Russia, drink tea in the smallest house, see what Monet painted, walk along the Rembrandt beach and buy a Dutch herring at a kiosk.

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