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Equestrian statue of Prince William of Orange (1533-1584, nickname: William the Silent), 1845

Noordeinde 68, 2514 GL The Hague
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Ruiterstandbeeld Prins Willem van Oranje
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The equestrian statue stands on a high pedestal, on which plaques have been placed with the names of the seven regions: Holland, Friesland, Overijssel, Gelderland, Utrecht and Groningen. On the front of the pedestal is the coat of arms of the prince with his motto: 'Je maintiendrai' (I shall maintain). In addition, some texts have been added that remind us of the unveiling by King William II on November 17, 1845, the day on which the Netherlands was freed from the French occupation for exactly 32 years.