Tag: netherlands

Apr 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Windmills of Kinderdijk

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Windmills of Kinderdijk

THE ANCIENT WINDMILLS OF KINDERDIJK Photograph by DAVID KNOPFLER Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam. The village is situated in a polder (a low-lying tract of land enclosed by dikes), at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To…

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Mar 2, 2014

How the Netherlands Got Their Bike Paths

How the Netherlands Got Their Bike Paths

The Dutch didn’t always have the cycling infrastructure that is so heralded today. It took a fascinating series events to transform the Netherlands into not only the country with the most cyclists, but also the safest place for cycling in the world. The author of the video also wrote a blog post that expands…

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Jan 30, 2014

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

Hovenring is the world’s first suspended bicycle path roundabout. Located in the Netherlands (where else?), Hovenring can be found between the localities of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven which accounts for its name, Dutch for “Ring of the Hovens“. Designed by Ipv Delft, Hovenring comprises of a 70-metre (230 ft) tall central pylon, 24 steel…

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Nov 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Amsterdam from Above

Picture of the Day: Amsterdam from Above

AMSTERDAM FROM ABOVE Photographer Unknown via Triplen01 on Reddit Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 805,166 within the city-proper, 1,563,141 in the urban region and 2,349,870 in the greater metropolitan area. It is located in the province of North Holland in the west…

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Oct 29, 2013

This ‘Flying Drawbridge’ in the Netherlands is Amazing

This ‘Flying Drawbridge’ in the Netherlands is Amazing

Photograph by Bert Kaufmann Located in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands is Slauerhoffbrug (English: Slauerhoff Bridge), a fully automatic bascule bridge sometimes referred to as a ‘tail bridge’. Slauerhoffbrug, which is affectionately known as the ‘Flying Drawbridge’ can be quickly and efficiently raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges). This…

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Aug 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

Picture of the Day: Windmills in the Netherlands

WINDMILLS IN THE NETHERLANDS Photograph by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo In this serene capture by Jose Antonio Lopez Bajo, we see the beautiful Dutch countryside complete with cyclist and windmills. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level,…

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Jan 28, 2013

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

An Aerial Tour of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is world-famous for their tulip fields. Every year from March to May the Dutch countryside transforms into a sea of colour. According to Nat Geo, the first tulip was planted in Dutch soil in 1593, and it has become a national symbol ever since. In the series below you will find incredible…

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