Jaap van 't Veen's photos


  • Nederland - Noordoostpolder

    The Noordoostpolder is a landmass of reclaimed land in the former Zuiderzee on average more than four meters below sea level. It turned out that the bottom of this sea is very suited for the cultivation of tulips. Nowadays it has one of the largest area o…

  • Nederland - Dwingeloo, Havezate Oldengaerde

    Oldengaerde is a so called havezate - manor or fortified house - and the original building dates back to 1420. It was built by Reynolt van Echten and inhabited by the Van Echten family till 1660. That year it was sold to its son in law Cornelis van Dongen…

  • Nederland - Fochteloërveen

    At the end of the last Ice Age - about 10 000 years ago - an expansive area of peat bogs covered a big piece of the provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and even a piece of Germany. From the late Middle Ages of, the peat was excavated and transported with ship…


  • Nederland - De Wijk, Huize Dickninge

    Huize Dickninge (Manor Dickninge) is located in a beautiful region around De Wijk with lots of manors and estates. Its history is dating back to the late Middle Ages; in the year of 1325 the Benedictine monastery ‘Soetendale’ moved from Ruinen to Dickning…

  • Nederland - Ruinen, De Zaandplatte

    De Zaandplatte is a windmill in a hamlet called Engeland, just outside the village of Ruinen and nearby National Park Dwingelderveld. Its name is derived from its current location, a former piece of ferocious land with the name De Zaandplatte. It is a th…

  • Nederland - Dwingeloo, Sint Nicolaaskerk

    The Dutch Reformed Church Sint Nicolaaskerk is located in the centre of the village of Dwingeloo. The brick, gothic, hall church was built around the year of 1410 on the site of an older church from the 12th century with a free standing tower. The church…


  • Nederland - Veenhuizen

    In 1818 things were not going very well in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of the current countries Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The kingdom had fought and lost several wars and trade was not at the levels it used to be. There was wides…

  • Nederland - Dwingelderveld

    Dwingelderveld is one of the about twenty national parks in the Netherlands and is the largest European wet heathland area. The national park - 3.700 hectares - has more than sixty fens and peat swamps featuring a rich and unique flora and fauna. The gent…

  • Nederland - Dwingelderveld

    Dwingelderveld is one of the about twenty national parks in the Netherlands and is the largest European wet heathland area. The national park - 3.700 hectares - has more than sixty shallow lakes and moors featuring a rich and unique flora and fauna. The g…


  • België - Brugge

    Bruges (or Brugge in Dutch) is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site and has one of the best preserved medieval city centres of the world with its bell tower, wide open market square, cobble stoned streets and brick archways and quaint bridges. Canals…

  • België - Turnhout, begijnhof

    The beguinage in Turnhout was first mentioned in a document in the year of 1340; most probably lived and worked, as in other Brabant cities, Beguines before. In the 14th century the beguinage was situated at the former park around the castle of Turnhout.…

  • Nederland - Oudenbosch, Kapel van Saint Louis

    In the centre of Oudenbosch - not far away from the impressive basilica: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/46381994 - is the Big Chapel of the former boys boarding school Instituut Saint Louis. This boarding school was led by the Congregation of the Brothers of…


  • Nederland - Breda, Begijnhof

    The Begijnhof (or officially Catharinabegijnhof Breda) was first mentioned in 1267, but must have existed some time before that. The beguinage was moved to its current location in the centre of Breda around the year of 1535. In the 19th century, the cour…

  • Nederland - Heusden, inner harbour

    Heusden is located on the river (Bergsche) Maas. The history of the town began around the year 1200 with the establishment of an urban settlement. During the Eighty Years’ War (Tachtigjarige Oorlog: 1568-1648) against the political and religious hegemony…

  • Nederland - Vaassen, Kasteel De Cannenburgh

    Cannenburgh Castle was built in 1543 by a famous Dutch figure, Marten van Rossem. He constructed a country house on the spot of a medieval castle. In the Middle Ages the village of Vaassen had a castle, called Kannenberg, but its not kwon when it was bu…


  • Nederland - Breda, Grote Kerk

    The construction of the Grote Kerk or Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady) started in 1410 and was completed around 1540. The church - covered with natural stone - is built in the Brabantine Gothic style. This is reflected in the gables, high window…

  • Nederland - Oisterwijk, Groot Aderven

    Oisterwijk is well known for its Bossen en Vennen, located south of the village. It is an area of 410 hectares with forests and dozens of fens. These fens were created during the last ice age by heavy southwestern winds, blowing sand away. The created bow…

  • Nederland - Oudenbosch, basiliek

    The Basilica of Oudenbosch - officialy Basilica of H.H. Agatha and Barbara - is a Roman Catholic church in the village of Oudenbosch in the province of North Brabant. The initiative for building this church was taken by father Willem Hellemons (parish pri…


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