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Monuments

Grondwetbank [Constitution Sofa]

Hofplaats, 2511 DD The Hague
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The ‘grondwetbank’, which translates to constitution sofa, is a monument to commemorate the Dutch Constitution. The monument is shaped like a 45-metre long sofa of smooth marble that contains the text of Article 1 of the Dutch Constitution.

The article reads as follows:
“All persons in the Netherlands shall be treated equally in equal circumstances. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, belief, political opinion, race or sex or on any other grounds whatsoever shall not be permitted.” – Article 1 Dutch Constitution