Netherlands' Open Monument Day draws nearly a million visitors
A total of 950 thousand people visited a monument on Open Monument Day over the weekend, somewhat less than last year. According to the organizers, this can be attributed to the rainy weather, NOS reports.
For Open Monument Day, over 4 thousand monuments that are usually closed to the public, were open for visitors free of charge. Major attractions included the Martini Church in Groningen, the Cereol factory in Utrecht and the Ridderzaal in The Hague.
Amsterdam monuments saw the most visitors at about 38 thousand, followed by The Hague with 32 thousand and Bergen op Zoom with 30 thousand.
The theme of this year's Open Monument Day was 'Boeren, burgers en buitenlui' - the traditional words with which city callers got people's attention.