Open Monumentendag 2017 Monument Day

During “Open Monumentendag” – every second weekend of September – thousands of historical buildings and sites are open to the public free of charge.

During “Open Monumentendag” – every second weekend of September – thousands of historical buildings and sites are open to the public free of charge.

Each year around 80 to 85 percent of Dutch municipalities participate in the Open Monumentendag, organized by local committees. In recent years around 900,000 visitors have participated annually, making the Open Monumentendag one of the Netherlands’ premier cultural events.

For the City of Eindhoven I photographed the pictures of the Brochure. Well, you know what it’s like with Monuments, it’s all been done before. In the end, I made the difference by having young people play in front of the monuments.

My gratitude goes to the youngsters who posed with enthusiasm, exactly why it is so nice to be young !

Luca, the young soccer player is very talented and practices every day at Young PSV. The street where he plays outside, is where he lives. He is the third-generation in this neighborhood, that was built originally for Philips employees last century.

 

With 80-85% of Dutch municipalities and almost a million people participating in the event in recent years, Open Monumentendag is one of the favourite Dutch cultural festivals. Its value for the citizens and event organisers is the ability to showcase the richness and diversity of Dutch culture through centuries and help strengthen the bonds between people and their heritage.