The Square (De Plaats)

Johan de Witt was hung on this square, along with his brother Cornelis. The event was immortalised by Alexandre Dumas the Elder in the first chapter of The Black Tulip. A statue of Johan de Witt stands in the middle of the square to commemorate the execution.

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De Plaats

Nearby tourist attractions

Noordeinde
Noordeinde
This crosses the front of the Noordeinde
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Noordeinde Palace (Paleis Noordeinde)
Noordeinde Palace (Paleis Noordeinde)
This palace, also called Het Oude Hof,
1:00
Court Lake (Hofvijver)
Court Lake (Hofvijver)
The Lange Vijverberg provides a fine
0:15
Musée Bredius
Musée Bredius
Abraham Bredius (1855-1946), art
1:30
The Walloon Reformed Church
The Walloon Reformed Church
Louis Napoleon financed the construction
0:15
Prison-Gate Museum (Museum de Gevangenpoort)
Prison-Gate Museum (Museum de Gevangenpoort)
This museum is in the intriguing setting
1:00
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Noordeinde
Noordeinde
This crosses the front of the Noordeinde
0:15
Noordeinde Palace (Paleis Noordeinde)
Noordeinde Palace (Paleis Noordeinde)
This palace, also called Het Oude Hof,
1:00
The Walloon Reformed Church
The Walloon Reformed Church
Louis Napoleon financed the construction
0:15
See all