Bat fountain Bolsward (11 fountains)
Broereplein Bolsward -plan route

The Bat in Bolsward

Bats are intriguing, useful animals that are crucial in the ecological system with their hunting of insects. In Asian culture, the bat symbolizes wealth, good fortune and blessed old age. With us, it symbolizes both dark powers and a positive, saving force. Think Batman, or the facades of great cathedrals where, in the form of gargoyles, he keeps demons at bay. This fits beautifully with the burned-down Brother Church. The stairs on the back invite the visitor to symbolically overcome the bat. And ... to transcend himself.

Artist Johan Creten

Built in 2018