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    the whole country in 1 hour..

    by Toja Updated Sep 7, 2004

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    There is an unusual museum-exhibition in den Haag called Madurodam. This place was built by a father who lost his beloved son in the Second World War. There are miniatures of many important buildings and places in Holland. The canal houses of Amsterdam, the Alkmaar cheese market and parts of the Delta Works, all replicated in minute detail on a 1:25 scale. It's like a while spent in the kingdom of dwarfs.. And those miniatures are not just the doll-houses.. those little places and cities are full of life. The trains, ships and cars run all the time, some people move, the carps in the ponds substitute for the whales and the starlings probably for some unusual pterodactyls ;-)
    But everything is so tiny and so well done and all set in a nice garden.
    I consider this place generally a great idea.. Sightseeing, people easily forget things and places.. that's why we take photos. People forget things they saw the day before (I'm like that) but not in Holland. In that exhibition I could recognize some places I'd already seen and could get to know those I was looking forward to see. And maybe that's why.. although I've already forgotten the proper names I can still describe those places pretty well. I believe... :-)

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    Holland = tulips and other vegetables ;-)

    by Toja Written Mar 20, 2004

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    There is a gigantic floral exhibition held near den Haag every 10 years. That one was in the spring 2002 so the next one you can see in.. :-) the counting do yourself.
    A huge area with lakes, ponds, hills, bushes, little forests.. and a lot to see.. floral and not only floral shows - multimedia and of traditional kind.. some incredible constructions, modern computer-operated greenhouses and first of all.. all those beautiful flowers…

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    Enkhuizen

    by OlafS Updated Sep 11, 2003

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    At first all I had seen of Enkhuizen with my own eyes was the view from a ship. I couldn't wait to set foot in the town itself. This summer I managed to visit this town. There are a couple of interesting churches, an impressive town gate and many more old buildings. There's also an open air museum about life around the former Zuiderzee, the sea that largely became land in the 20th century.

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    Fields of colour

    by ayesh Written May 18, 2003

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    Instead of going to the well-known Keukenhof to see the flowers bloom (where you can indeed see many, many different types of flowers!!) in early spring (depending on the weather, around April\May) you can also see colourful fields of tulips and other beautiful flowers next to the roads. They are taken care of by farmers and are private lands. Sometimes however it is possible to come really close. You can always ask if you're allowed to walk into the fields, between the lengthly rows of tulips, and take some pictures. There are certain regions where there are lots of these fields, such as the area between Egmond and Bergen, but this is not the only one. Just drive around while you're there anyway and focus on colour. You won't be able to miss it when you're close by!!!

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    Velsen-Zuid: an amputated beauty

    by OlafS Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Part of this village has completely vanished and was replaced by a big canal. But the old church is still there, an interesting Romanesque building from the 12th century. Other sights in the village are two manors.

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    Naarden: a fortified town

    by OlafS Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A small fortified town full of nice old buildings including a magnificent town hall. The church has remarkably preserved medieval painted wooden vaults. A museum is dedicated to Czech theologist Comenius who is buried in the chapel next to it.

    Naarden: church
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    Hilversum: Dudok-city

    by OlafS Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Internationally famous architect W.M. Dudok spent much of his career being Hilversum's municipal architect. He turned a small agricultural village into a true city, designing entire neighbourhoods, schools and, his most famous work, the town hall.

    Hilversum: town hall
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    and of course Floriada again

    by Toja Updated Sep 13, 2005

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    Well, Florada impressed me a lot.. just a pity I wasn't aware of VT existence because I could have taken completely different pictures :-)

    unbelievable orchids
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    Tulips

    by Toja Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    well.. in Poland the tulip season was long over and here.. pity, I couldn't take more precise picture of these flowers..
    Holland has probably zillions of tulip kinds..

    Peter and tulips, but he is not going potty there
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    Abort! Abort!

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Obviously, our attack plan is in disarray! It's a total disaster! Every Swan for himself! Swim and live to fight another day!

    Geez... this Swan War stuff is tiring...

    Which Way to Go???

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    Flat Land... Colored Land

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    So Much Color! It's as though a gentle hand reached down from heaven and created breathtaking colors on our earthly canvas...

    Vivid Memories

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    Visit Amsterdam

    by aliante1981 Written Feb 24, 2005

    Why, your first port of call in the province should - no, make it must! - be the free city of Amsterdam.

    More asap!

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    Madurodam - a view from a terrace

    by Toja Written Sep 8, 2004

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    There is a port and a barge behind me. In the far distance you can also see a modern bridge and some other scenes
    Pity you cannot see my lovely clogs ;-)

    Madurodam
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    a view from a windmill

    by Toja Written Sep 7, 2004

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    have you ever been inside a windmill? Well.. those guys who used to live there were really tough.. a little space, cold and dump air plus that noise.. but the hardest was probably the work there..

    a view from a windmill
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    a famous dyke with windmills

    by Toja Written Sep 7, 2004

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    this is the place where I should have started the story because here my visit in the country has started..

    a windmill
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