Needle of Scheveningen

Needle of Scheveningen and lighthouse

Needle of Scheveningen

This weekend we have some snow in The Hague and Scheveningen and here is a photo of the Needle of Scheveningen. The Needle commemorates William V boarding a fisherman in 1795 when the French almost occupied The Netherlands entirely and Amsterdam was taken over by revolutionaries who proclaimed the Batavian Republic. He fled to the UK. His son landed at the same place in 1813 after the French were defeated. In 1815 he became King William I of The Kingdom of The Netherlands. The red tower on the right is the Scheveningen lighthouse. Both have white snowy stripes.

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