Sandsculptures of Michiel de Ruyter
De Stelling 1, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
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Sandsculptures of Michiel de Ruyter Vijfhuizen Reviews
Sep 17, 2007
Sandsculpture of the life of Michiel de Ruyter!
This year (2007) it is the 400th birthday of Michiel de Ruyter.
To celebrate his birthday and to honner his work of our hero they (Sculpture Events Factory International) have made a lot of sandsculptures of his life and his lifeswork.
You can visit this sculptures (which are by the way very amazing!) at the Floriade terrein at the Haarlemmermeer which is nearby Vijfhuizen.
The sculpture are avaible untill 28th of october!
So if you have time, go there and check it out!
Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) is one of the most famous admirals in Dutch history. De Ruyter is most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French in these wars and scored several major victories, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. The pious De Ruyter was very much loved by his sailors and soldiers; from them his most significant nickname derived: Bestevaêr (older Dutch for 'grandfather'.) He is honoured by a statue in his birthplace Vlissingen, where he stands looking over the sea.
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