Tag: netherlands

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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