Lion fountain Workum (11 fountains)
Skill Workum -plan route

The Savage Lions of Workum

For centuries the coat of arms on 'De Waag' of Workum has been supported by two lions. They look naive and their theatrical pose excites our laughter. But as Workum's fountain, firmly on the ground with a larger-than-life size, they are no longer side characters, but protagonists. Some distance apart, they now spray water at each other like fighting cats. 'Look at Workum,' they seem to shout at us. Because without the coat of arms, the empty space between them suddenly offers a view of the living reality of the city.

Artist Cornelia Parker

Year built: 2018