park in the Netherlands
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The Oosterpark in Amsterdam is the first large park laid out by the municipality of Amsterdam. The park is located in the Oost/Watergraafsmeer borough and forms a component of the Oosterpark area. The park, an English garden, was designed by Dutch landscape architect Leonard Anthony Springer and was laid out in 1891.
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L'Oosterpark (parfois francisé en « parc de l'Est ») est un parc néerlandais situé à Amsterdam, au cœur de l'arrondissement Oost. Bordé au nord-est par l'Institut royal des Tropiques sur le Mauritskade, il comporte deux lieux d'importance : le monument national célébrant l'abolition de l'esclavage, qui date de 1863 aux Pays-Bas, ainsi que l'œuvre d'art De Schreeuw (« Le Cri »), inaugurée en 2007 pour commémorer l'assassinat de Theo van Gogh.
Close to Plantage, this park holds several multicultural festivals throughout the year.
Situato ai confini con il quartiere centrale di Plantage, l'Oosterpark fa da sfondo a numerosi festival annuali.
Places located in Oosterpark
De Schreeuw (The Cry) is a sculpture in the Oosterpark in Amsterdam that commemorates the assassinated Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh.
Theo van Gogh was assassinated on 2 November 2004 in the Linnaeusstraat in Amsterdam, just a few steps away from the Oosterpark. The assassin was Mohammed Bouyeri.
The stainless steel sculpture is 4.5 metres high. It was made by Jeroen Henneman, symbolises freedom of speech and shows how Theo Van Gogh was made speechless. One side shows a profile of Theo van Gogh, crying with his mouth wide open. The other side shows him with his mouth closed. The artwork is located at the edge of the Oosterpark, so it can be seen by many people. It was unveiled on Sunday 18 March 2007. Accompanied by friends, relatives and others, the Mayor of Amsterdam Job Cohen spoke some words of remembrance, and there were songs (chansons) written by Van Gogh. Hans Teeuwen, a good friend of the film-maker, concluded the gathering with a protest song in favour of freedom of speech.