This bronze statue of the Netherlands' longest reigning queen, Wilhelmina, stands roughly halfway along the busy street of Rokin, on the intersection just outside the Allard Pierson Museum. Wilhelmina is most famous for her role as an inspiration to the Dutch resistance during German occupation in World War II. The statue depicts a young Wilhelmina riding a horse and was commissioned in 1964 by the Amsterdam Contact Group of Women's Organizations. It was not unveiled until 1972 however, and was moved from its intended location on Damrak due to its size.
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