On the so-called Zeekant, on the south side of the coast at Scheveningen, the ‘Obelisk in memory of 1813’ had been unveiled in 1865. It was designed by J.M. van der Made and commemorated the return of the Prince of Orange (later King William i
), who had gone into exile in England after the French invasion of the Netherlands in 1795. See Jeroen van Zanten, ‘Het strand van Scheveningen. De aankomst van koning Willem i
op 30 november 1813’, Plaatsen van herinnering. Nederland in de negentiende eeuw
. Ed. Jan Bank and Marita Mathijsen. Amsterdam 2006, pp. 60-71.