Sonja Oudendijk, Bellevue tower, 1993

Center of The Hague: Spui - Grote Markstraat - Kalvermarkt

Part of The Sculpture Gallery

With her Bellevue Tower Sonja Oudendijk (1958) captures the history and culture of The Hague in one strong image. The stylized stork comes directly from the city's coat of arms, the diamond shapes are reminiscent of a court jester and the pointed gold top looks like a crown, a direct reference to the royal family. Oudendijk loves to use expensive looking materials like stainless steel, brass and enamel. This gives her sculpture the same look and feel as our royal city: chic and grand.

Sonja Oudendijk, 'Bellevue', 1993, copper, brass, enamel
photo: Renate Boere, Cas Marks, Laurens van der Pool