Singel

Singel

The boat is nearing the Torensluis, a bridge now also called the Multatuli bridge. Multatuli is the pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker, a famous Dutch writer who mainly wrote about the Dutch Indies. Multatuli is Latin for ‘I have suffered’. I often wonder how much he would suffer today, if he could arise from his grave to see that statue. It grew on me and it became one of my favorite statues, but the first time I saw it, I thought it was monstrous. Have a look at the statue here: https://www.buitenbeeldinbeeld.nl/Amsterdam_C/Multatuli.htm

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