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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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    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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    Visit the many parks! Spectacular Scenery!

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    The greatest impression of Europe has always been the supreme dedication to creating lovely public "green" areas... There seems to be a greater appreciation and connection with nature as I remember it. Perhaps it is because there seems to be more leisure time to enjoy nature as opposed to the USA. Many workers in European countries have 6 to 8 weeks of vacation (holidays) per year and I feel lucky to have my measly 2 weeks here! Still, the Europeans seem truly dedicated to nature and enjoy a simple walk in the park or in the forest... I can't say that of Americans in general... we're far too busy!

    This is an example of a lovely park in Holland.

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    Sea of Red

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    It was truly amazing to a young man from Hickory, North Carolina who before only viewed hay fields, wheat fields, corn fields, and pastures to see the stunning beauty of a flat land in such a vivid array of color! One field might be red, the next yellow, the next one orange with purple in between! A feast for the eyes!

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    not far from den Haag

    by Toja Written Sep 8, 2004

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    Although a bit windy this place I consider very pleasant indeed.. ;-)
    But I can't remember the name of it. It's not far from the capitol of Holland, and it's said that during the WW2 the name of this place was given to people suspected of being German LOL. It's supposed to be difficult to pronounce for them due to some "h" sounds. Of course, for us Poles nothing can be difficult LOL Have you ever heard Polish spoken? ;-) (question for those who are not Polish)

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    rainy Rotterdam..

    by Toja Written Sep 7, 2004

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    The main square I believe.. pity it's not well visible but behind that tall building with a cone roof there is an interesting "twisted house" (I forgot the proper name of it). It was built in a strange manner. Looks as if it was knocked over, and everything inside was knocked over as well. Of course it's just a modern art sort of statue, nobody lives there nor works. But through the big windows you can see the complete well designed interior with furniture and so on..

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    Rotterdam - the viewpoint tower

    by Toja Written Sep 7, 2004

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    Rotterdam it is a completely modern city. It was all damaged in the WW2 and the citizens decided not to rebuild it. They built a completely different city instead in the same location. All the buildings look very fresh and modern.. The oldest I could estimate maybe 20 years...

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    Attack! Attack!

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    By command from our leader, we are to form a triangular attack position... drive the human invaders from our beautiful and scenic home... and retake this place in the name of NatureHood!

    Uhhh... remember guys... a triangular attack! No, not that way... THIS WAY! Oh well... ATTACK to the REAR! Watch out for that kid with the sling-shot!

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    A Lovely Park in Holland... Don't ask me where...

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    I'm not sure why most of my pictures were taken on cloudy days... do you suppose there is some greater meaning for this? I wonder... Hmmm...

    Still, this was a very beautiful, well-designed and well-kept park... simply stunning even under grey skies!

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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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    Noord Holland is really flat!

    by ronaldbarr Written Dec 2, 2004

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    The landscape in this polder region of Noord Holland behind the Hondbossche Zeewering is expansive and unique. The North Sea is kept at bay by this dyke and all the land in this picture is below sea level.

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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.

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    Bergen

    by OlafS Written Oct 27, 2004

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    Bergen, or better: Bergen-Binnen, is a village near Alkmaar. It has been an artists' village since the 19th century. Many artists had themselves built new houses in the 1920's, in Amsterdam School style. Some of these are really amazing. At the heart of the village is the old church. As the picture shows it used to be much bigger. Only a small part remains, which is now used for concerts, the rest is a picturesque ruin.

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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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    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.

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