Tag: netherlands

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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Feb 9, 2012

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Ice Skating the Famous Canals of Amsterdam

Photograph via cafeteriafraiche on Reddit As the deep freeze spreads across Europe, one country that is embracing the cooler weather is The Netherlands. With temperatures dropping to around -7 degrees Celsius (19 degrees Fahrenheit) earlier this week, many of Amsterdam’s iconic canals have frozen over, allowing residents and tourists to skate the city’s…

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Mar 3, 2011

Converting a Church Into a Family Home

Converting a Church Into a Family Home

Saint Jakobus Church was originally built in 1870. Located in The Netherlands city of Utrecht, it stood abandoned for some time. When church ceremonies and operations ceased in 1991, it was used sparingly as a showroom for antique furniture and concerts and special events. In 2007, Zecc Architects proposed a residential conversion to restore life…

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