VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"The Boy His Finger" Top 5 Page for this destination Culture and arts Tip by RoyJava

Culture and arts, The Hague: 28 reviews and 34 photos

  boy-hans-statue-madurodam-thehague
by RoyJava
 
 

It wasn't the Dutch who made of Hansje Brinker, an almost 8 years old boy of Haarlem, a legendary hero. He stuck his finger in a little opening of the dike of a polder, and saved many inhabitants living in the fields of drowning. It was the American writer Mary Mapes Dodge who wrote the famous "Hans Brinker, and the silver skates"-book in 1865. His statue became world-wide known, to be seen here at Madurodam, The Hague. Its original you can find in Spaarndam, close to Haarem city ...

Website: http://%bhttp://members.virtualtourist.com/m/7c3af/6fb7b/4/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Dec 9, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

RoyJava Lives Here!

RoyJava

“Travelin' is discoverin' without knowing your goal”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 9 0

Have you been to The Hague?

  Share Your Travels