Gele Rijder -- Arnhem, Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 51° 58.997 E 005° 54.546
31U E 699765 N 5763175
Quick Description: A bronze Statue made in 1963 by Gijs Jacobs van den Hof located in the Rijdersplein in Arnhem.
Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 5/4/2019 7:57:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM10GDY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 9

Long Description:
About the artist Gijs Jacobs van den Hof:
(visit link)

Source:
(visit link)

"Op het Gele Rijdersplein in Arnhem staat nog altijd een bronzen ruiterstandbeeld, dat herinnert aan het Korps Rijdende Artillerie. Hier stond de Willemskazerne; de ingang lag aan het Willemsplein. De Gele Rijders waren meer dan honderd jaar aan Arnhem verbonden. Aan het begin van de jaren negentig van de twintigste eeuw vertrok het korps uit Arnhem. De artilleristen met de gele biezen op de borst lieten geen sporen na in het centrum van de stad. Het geluid van de paardenhoeven is voorgoed verdwenen. Alleen dit standbeeld brengt de herinnering terug aan de dagen dat de ruiters door de stad trokken."

EN:
"On the Gele Rijdersplein in Arnhem there is still a bronze equestrian statue, reminiscent of the Corps Riding Artillery. Here was the Willemskazerne; the entrance was on Willemsplein. The Yellow Riders had been associated with Arnhem for more than a hundred years. At the beginning of the nineties of the twentieth century the corps departed from Arnhem. The artillerymen with the yellow piping on their chests left no traces in the centre of the city. The sound of the horses' hooves has disappeared forever. Only this statue brings back the memory of the days when the riders travelled through the city."
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Gele Rijder

Figure Type: Combination of two figure types

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Gijs Jacobs van den Hof

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1963

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Gele Rijdersplein

Visit Instructions:
Please upload at least one photo you have personally taken of the sculpture and tell us a little about your impressions of the piece. Additional photos are always appreciated.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Figurative Public Sculpture
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Tedonus visited Gele Rijder -- Arnhem, Netherlands 5/22/2022 Tedonus visited it
DaarZijnZeWeer visited Gele Rijder -- Arnhem, Netherlands 2/17/2022 DaarZijnZeWeer visited it
PetjeOp visited Gele Rijder -- Arnhem, Netherlands 7/16/2021 PetjeOp visited it
dreamhummie visited Gele Rijder -- Arnhem, Netherlands 6/11/2021 dreamhummie visited it

View all visits/logs