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  • Nederland - Anna Paulowna/Breezand

    The Noordelijk Zandgebied is the most northern part of the province North-Holland around the villages of Anna Paulowna and Breezand. This ‘sand area’ is the largest contiguous flower bulb production area in the world. The sandy soils and maritime climate…

  • Nederland - Reest

    The Reest is a stream that starts in the now excavated bog between Slagharen, Lutten and Dedemsvaart. De Reest is a typical lowland stream, which meanders through a flat landscape. With a height difference of only 5 meters over a distance of 37 kilomete…

  • Nederland - Anna Paulowna, Poldertuin

    After the construction of the Anna Paulownapolder an office of the water board was built in Kleine Sluis. The stately home is locally known as ‘Polderhuis’. In 1885 the ‘Poldertuin’ around the house was designed by landscape architect Jan David Zocher jr.…


  • 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 - 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 - 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…


  • 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…

  • Greece - Monastery of Panagia Elona

    We were driving from Leonidio through the gorge of the river Dafnon, when after numerous bends suddenly the majestic Monastery of Panagia Elona appeared. It is situated on a kind of hanging balcony on a steep reddish coloured cliff of Mount Parnon at an a…

  • Germany- Stolberg

    Around the year 1000 Stolberg (Stollen = mining gallery, Berg = hill) was established as a settlement for miners. Iron, copper, silver, tin and gold were extracted close by. As early as the High Middle Ages coins were minted in Stolberg, reaching its heyd…


  • Greece - Nafplio, Palamidi

    Palamidi is a vast spectacular fortress that dominates Nafplio, nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill above the city. It was built between 1711 and 1714 by the Venetians built the castle during their second occupation of this part of Greece. It wa…

  • Switzerland - Wildhaus, Churfirsten

    Wildhaus is a rural village, whose houses are scattered in a broad valley between the Churfirsten (main image) and the Alpstein mountains (PiP). The village is located on the Wildhaus Pass between the Rhine valley and Unterwasser in Toggenburg. With an al…

  • Greece - Nafplio

    Nafplio (or Nafplion) was the first capital of the newly born Greek state - after a Turkish occupation - between 1823 and 1834. It is situated along the Argolic Gulf in the north-eastern part of the Peloponnesus, just a couple of hours by car from Athens.…


  • Switzerland - Matterhorn

    The majestic Matterhorn - king of mountains with a height of 4.478 metres - is the most famous landmark of Switzerland. Most probably this triangular pyramid shaped rock is the most photographed mountain in the world. Its shape and free-standing positio…

  • Germany - Externsteine

    The monumental rock formations of the Externsteine are considered being one of the most remarkable and impressive natural and cultural monuments in Germany, if not in Europe. The sandstone pillars are situated in the Lippe region and are part of the Teuto…

  • Nederland - Zuidlaren, De Wachter

    ‘De Wachter’ is an octagonal smock mill (stellingmolen). The three storey smock mill has a base of a four storey brick base. The stage is at 9,55 metres above ground level. The smock and cap are both thatched. The sails have a span of 22 metres. The flo…


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