Kenau and Ripperda Monument

Kenau and Ripperda Monument

Kenau and Ripperda Monument
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a statue of local folk heroes which stands in the square in front of the train station in Haarlem. You will pass it as you walk to the city center.
Written 12 September 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
This monument stands in tribute to a couple of heroes of the Siege of Haarlem that lasted from December 1572 to July 1573 and part of the Eighty Years War. The man shown on the sculpture is the city-governor Wigbolt Ripperda and commander of the city defences and the woman is Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer, who became a legendary folk hero for her part in the defence of the city. Although it's disputed if Kenau or indeed any women participated in the defence.

Regardless, the sculpture are very nice tribute to an ultimately futile defence. The two are depicted, standing strong and proud with a posture and look of defiance emanating throughout. Worth a look if arriving in Haarlem station, as it's just across from the exit.
Written 29 July 2019
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Mads H
Hornindal, Norway9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The statue of the man and the woman is amazing. Very tall, muscular man, dressed in clothes of the era and a spike. The woman is slightly smaller, but also very tall, proud, strong. Clearly the Spanish were up against stiff resistance! Great stuff!
Written 27 July 2019
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
An interesting monument to see in Haarlem is that of Kenau and Ripperda at Stationplein in front of the Haarlem rail station. These were two key figures in the defence of Haarlem during the Spanish siege of the city in 1572-73.

The monument is the work of sculpture Graziella Curreli and was erected here around 2010. What you see is a fine figure of Captain Wigbolt Ripperda who is in holding a pike. Next to him is the figure of Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer, who is standing proudly, tucking her hair into hat. They stand back to back yet looking forward in the same directly.

The monument is a nice image and something worth spending a few minutes to enjoy and learn about, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the Spanish conflict with the Dutch in what is known as the 80 year war.
Written 17 July 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
A statue in the middle of a square, worth a quick stop and a photo, modern outdoor art in a lovely setting.
Written 17 May 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
A memorial and some outdoor sculpture for you to see as you make your walking tour of this delightful city.
Written 6 January 2019
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,806 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
In the 16th century, during the Eighty Year War with Spain, there was a crippling siege of Haarlem by the Spanish troops. Ripperda and Kenau Hasselaar were at the forefront of fighting off the Spanish troops. Kenau Hasselaar became so famous for her perseverance and bravery, that the designation "Kenau" has become an idiom in the Dutch language, meaning a forceful woman, even with a slight negative connotation. (from men of course). But this monument, at the entrance of Haarlem, when arriving by train, does justice to these heroes of the Siege of Haarlem.
Written 2 August 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
An important reminder to grim history, some very nice outdoor sculpture art. Come and take a photo. Just good art.
Written 4 June 2018
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Clogs
Poland3,013 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer became famous for being intensively involved, along with many of Haarlem's women, with fighting the spanish, who laid siege to the city. Wigbolt Ripperda, governor of Haarlem at the time of the spanish siege, inspired the people of Haarlem to resist the spanish. After seven months Haarlem did not have enough food to continue, and they surrendered to the spanish. This monument honors both of these inspiring people. Pretty statue, good looking in its corner of the Stationsplein. Worth a visit.
Written 22 February 2018
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