The Homomonument: An icon of remembrance
This world-renowned icon of gay remembrance lies beside the Westerkerk, taking the shape of a triangle on the bank of the canal. Its three points are symbolic: one corner points towards the National War Memorial on Dam Square; another points across the canal to the site of the Anne Frank House; while the third corner points towards COC Amsterdam (in Dutch). It remains the largest monument in the world dedicated to homosexuality and remembrance.
The Homomonument celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012, remaining a key meeting point for all members of the LGBT community.
Providing LGBT information in Amsterdam
Beside the Homomonument is Pink Point, Amsterdam's official gay and lesbian information kiosk. Pink Point provides information about the Homomonument, as well as general information on gay and lesbian Amsterdam. Staffed by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, it presents a wide range of information and flyers from local organisations.