duminică, 19 noiembrie 2017

Holland : I find you just as wonderful, every time


Haarlem
Ancient buildings, cobbled streets & winding waterways, the medieval city of Haarlem is one of the most photogenic destinations in the Netherlands (easily reachable by train, just fifteen minutes from Amsterdam Central Station)

De Haar Castle
 Locally known as Kasteel de Haar, lies next to the village of Haarzuilens in the province of Utrecht. Is probably the most visited castle in the Netherlands, after Muiden Castle. This Gothic fairy-tale castle we see today was built from 1892 till 1912 with incorporation of the large 15th century ruins of the original castle (founded in the 14th century on sediment deposits along a blind arm of the river Rhine; first mentioned in 1391)

De Haar Castle

De Haar Castle

De Haar Castle

The Hague City 
Den Haag (in Dutch) is the capital city of the province South Holland, the third largest city of the Netherlands (after Amsterdam & Rotterdam). The Dutch government and parliament are located here. 

The Hague City

The Hague City

The Hague City

Bronze sculpture by Tom Otterness in Scheveningen Beach 

Scheveningen Beach 
Holland's most famous seaside resort with an abundance of attractions and beach pavilions.  

 
Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot
Situated in the town of Muiden, just 15 km south of Amsterdam, along the river Vecht. Was built in 1370 by Albrecht, the Duke of Bavaria. 


Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot

Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot

Muiden

Marken Isl. 
This picturesque little village was originally situated on an island. Floods were regular and often disastrous. To protect their belongings and themselves from the water, the inhabitants created artificial dwelling hills on which they build their houses. When a dike between Marken and the mainland was buit in 1957, Marken ceased to be an island.

Marken Isl. 

Marken Isl. 


Zaanse Schans 
Is an open air conservation area and musem, on the east bank of the Zaan River, north of Zaandam. It displays the traditional architecture of the area (green wooden houses) and has several functioning windmills and craftsman's workshops, which are open to visitors. 

Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans


Egmond aan Zee
Is a village on the North Sea coast. 

Holland : I find you just as wonderful, every time

Haarlem Ancient buildings, cobbled streets & winding waterways, the medieval city of Haarlem is one of the most photogenic destin...