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Nederland - Vlieland, Oost-Vlieland

Nederland - Vlieland, Oost-Vlieland
Vlieland is one of the so called Waddeneilanden (West Frisian Islands), located between Texel and Terschelling. The island was permanently separated from the mainland during St. Lucia's flood in 1287. The name Vlieland is probably derived from "Insula Fle", which means “the island near the Flevostroom”, which was the estuary of the river IJssel in medieval times.

Vlieland used to consist of two villages: West-Vlieland and Oost-Vlieland. Before the latter became of any importance, West-Vlieland (Westeynde) was already a prosperous village. Storm tides in 1717 and 1727 caused the collapse of the village. In 1736, the last houses were evacuated. Oost-Vlieland was is the only remaining village on the island.

Because of its cultural-historical value, Oost-Vlieland has had the status of a protected village sight since 1971, with the Dorpsstraat (main image and PiP1) as its most important street. It has 39 buildings that have been declared national monuments. The oldest house on Vlieland is the building in which museum Tromp's Huys is located. This building dates back to 1575. Without doubt, one of the most famous (and important) inhabitants of Vlieland was Willem de Vlamingh: a sea captain who explored the central west coast of Australia in the late 17th century. This explorer is honoured with a statue on the Havenplein in Oost-Vlieland (PiP2 and 3).

The island of Vlieland has a surface area of only 39 square km and therefore is the smallest inhabited Waddeneiland of the Netherlands. With about 1.150 inhabitants - about 30 inhabitants per km² - Vlieland is the second least populated municipality in the Netherlands.

Günter Klaus, Nina Stefanova, Yves Saulnier, Ernest CH and 54 other people have particularly liked this photo

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Annemarie club
Happy happy new week.
4 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
I love the play between light and shadow. I hope you have a great new week, Jaap. All the best, Joe
4 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very nice street view, Jaap !
4 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Magnificent "tunnel" of greenery !!!!!
4 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
The dappled sunlight through the trees gives beautiful shadows Jaap. The villages look beautiful and maybe one day I can visit. A superb series of PiP's.
Take care and have a good new week.
4 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images !
Bonne semaine. Amitiés
4 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Une pure merveille avec ces ombres projetées.
Bonne et agréable semaine.
4 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo. Nicole.
4 months ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Nice work Jaap. Love the shadows from the trees.
4 months ago.
Christa1004 club
That's so lovely and reminds me certain villages in North Germany.
But you said it's the second least populated municipality in the Netherlands : is there only ONE municipality with less inhabitants ? No villages with a few hundreds or so ? That is strange for me, we have thousands of villages in France that have less than 1000 inhabitants...
4 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Christa1004 club
I should had added the relation between the surface area and the number of inhabitants.
In the meantime I have altered the text.
4 months ago.
Christa1004 club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
ok I see, thanks for this clarification, Jaap.
4 months ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club
What a picturesque and relaxing little street. There must be bench somewhere...
If so, then HBM, Jaap!
4 months ago.
 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
Wunderwolles Städtchen
4 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fantastic impressions of this beautiful island. Wish you a fine week, Jaap !
4 months ago.
J.Garcia club
Wonderful street with splendid shadows and chairs waiting..
Superb details, too!
Great information, Jaap!
Healthy week ahead!
4 months ago. Edited 4 months ago.
RHH club
What a beautiful town! Beautiful photos and great information as usual.
4 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks for your visit, Jaap.
4 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day and a good week.
4 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Apart huisje met dat klokkentorentje JAAP!
4 months ago.
tiabunna club
Great images of this lovely island and so good to see the Australian link with the de Vlamingh statue.
4 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to tiabunna club
Visited Cape Vlamingh on Rottnest Island !!
4 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very beautiful perspective and play of shadows, great reportage as always !
Happy new week, see you in a few days, stay safe
4 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
What a charming little street, peaceful and shady!
4 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Yours views of Holland show a country that has nothing but charm Jaap. Another exciting series here.

Cheers, Herb
4 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A super series of photos of this beautiful location Jaap................all nicely composed and taken.

The main image is particularly lovely with that gorgeous avenue of trees, gorgeous light and dappled shadows.

I like all the PiPs too. Thanks for the historical details as well.........interesting stuff!
4 months ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen Jaap.
4 months ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
A lovely composition, those tree shadows are genius!
4 months ago.
cammino club
Schöne Allee, die Bewohner werden im Sommer den Schatten zu schätzen wissen!
4 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
prachtig licht en laan
4 months ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Très belle photo qui donne envie d'aller se promener dans cette rue !!Bonne semaine.
4 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Wonderful series and the usual great information Jaap
4 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A lovely street scene Jaap
4 months ago.
Esther club
What a charming town.
4 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
une belle série *************************belle semaine et journée mon ami ! Amitiés♫
4 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work, enjoy your day ;-)
4 months ago.
Schussentäler club
wunderschöne alte Häuser mit einer sehr schönen Allee
4 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day, Jaap.
4 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
For sure a very attractive village, by its history and its architecture, and of which the Dorpsstraat, such as you so nicely captured it, offers a charming outline.
4 months ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
un petit paradis...
4 months ago.
 Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet club
een mooi doorkijkje !!
4 months ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
Mooi straatje dat ziet nog mooier uit met de bomen langs de kanten. Een prettige week verder, Jaap. :-)
4 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful view,
Have a relaxed week, Jaap!
4 months ago.
Dinesh club
Just beautiful, and there being only 30 people for square kilometer is good new, that will retain the nature without development pressure
4 months ago.
micritter club
Beautiful village to live in. Excellent photos.
4 months ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Ein schmuckes Dorf
4 months ago.
Ecobird club
An excellent series and great notes Jaap. I love the dappled sunlight in the main image.
4 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Such beautiful place to live !
Thank you for the note.
4 months ago.
 Antje P.
Antje P. club
HBM, Jaap!
3 months ago.
 Jan Luzzi
Jan Luzzi club
3 months ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
......wunderschön kommt deine Aufnahme mit den grünen Bäumen zur Geltung lieber Jaap,ganz tolle Eindrücke zeigst du davon:))

..........wünsche noch einen schönen Sonntag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
2 weeks ago.

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