After 17 years, the Nijenrode Rooster is back on the castle square, thanks to financial contributions from NOIB 1968 alumni. The marble statue is on display in all its splendor on its monumental pedestal at the castle. The statue is still so white in its novelty that it catches the attention immediately.Around 1930, the then castle owner and art dealer Jacques Goudstikker bought a marble rooster dating from 1777 to adorn the castle square. In 2001, the statue was damaged so severely during a rugby bacchanal that reinstatement was no longer possible. The alumni did not want to leave it at that.