Police confronted protesters rallying for the removal of the statue of the Dutch East India Company top officer Jan Pieterszoon Coen in Hoorn on Friday.
Demonstrators attempted to approach the monument but were pushed back by officers with some protesters throwing stones in response.
Counter-protesters were filmed in front of the statue holding Dutch flags.
Coen founded the city which is now Indonesia's capital, Jakarta in the 17th century.
Rallies demanding the removal of monuments to colonial era figures have been taking place around the world in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests reinvigorated after the killing of George Floyd.