De leeuw (lion) van Waterloo
The Lion’s Mound gives a unique view of the battlefield after a memorable climb of 226 steps. The lion symbolizes the Battle of Waterloo. In June 2015, Waterloo commemorated the bicentenary of the battle which marked a turning point in Europe’s history. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, combined with a Prussian army under the command of Prince Blücher.
This weekend we went to Waterloo to visit ‘de leeuw van Waterloo’.