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Address: Oude Delft 167, Delft, The Netherlands

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Nice monument

Nice monument in front of the New church and right at the center of Delft. Gives a nice view to the centrum and the square.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
rahulsharma38
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Delft, The Netherlands

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice monument in front of the New church and right at the center of Delft. Gives a nice view to the centrum and the square.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting thing to see at markt in Delft is the Hugo de Groot monument situated just outside the entrance to Nieuwe Kerk. This is the works of Frans L. Stacke (1886). Hugo de Groot was a son of Delft who left his mark in Dutch history during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Groot was a distinguished lawmaker... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Nice statue in the main square of the city. Dark and impressive, big and very well refined, it's one of the most iconic spots. Link between the Church and the City Hall.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The elegant, imposing monument to Hugo de Groot stands in the famous central Markt in Old Delft, making it impossible to miss on a visit to the charming old town. The monument honors a man not well known outside the Netherlands (except perhaps by attorneys who specialize in international law): de Groot is a seminal figure responsible for laying down... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is a monument recognizing a legend Hugo de Groot standing distinctly in front of the Church that overlooks everything in the square. Grand and stately.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Beautiful monument with a great location, it stands in front of the "majestic" church and overlooks the entire plaza were the restaurants, souvenir shops, cheese shops are located. Very well located for some pictures.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's a nice monument and it is in the centre of town, so why not see it and photograph it? Part of the interesting history of Delft.

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Denton, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

As others have observed the statue is a statue but the man being commemorated is a legend. It's certainly worth visiting just to take a photo and to say you've been there

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Bintulu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Huge piazza with tall church. Many restaurants and gift shop nearby. Great place for couples to take pictures and selfies

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Hugo Grotius was known as the man that brought forth the concept of international rules of the sea which are generally honoured today. The monument is well...a monument. Not too interesting in itself but the man behind the monument was important in many ways.

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