From the 8th of July until the 14th of July, the 8th edition of the European Championship Sand Sculpting will be held in the seaside village Zandvoort aan Zee. Six renowned artists from six different European countries will each create an impressive sand sculpture. The main theme will be “75 Years of Freedom”. In 2019 and the whole year of 2020, the end of the 2nd World War will be celebrated and commemorated, but our freedom goes much further than this historic fact. Freedom can be interpreted in many more ways, such as freedom of speech, sexual orientation, religion, freedom of movement, etcetera. But there are challenges and threats to our freedom. Only by joint forces, we can protect and preserve our freedom. We commemorate the fight against prejudice and those who gave their life for our freedom over the last 75 years. And all these aspects are the source of inspiration for the artists, to create their own freedom monument.
The sand sculptures can be visited free of charge until the end of October 2019