Statue of Piet Heijn in Matanzas

piet_heijn-300x225On Matanzas in Cuba you can find a statue of Piet Heijn, donated by the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr. Bram Peper, and founder of Nirint Shipping BV, Mr. Willem van ‘t Wout. The statue was given to the city of Matanzas on basis of the frienship between Rotterdam and Matazas.

The statue is overlooking the bay in which the famous Dutch sailor captured the Spanish ‘Zilvervloot’ (the Spanish Silver & Gold ship transport from South America) in 1629