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"VOC" coin (1735) of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie)

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It was a wedding present from the Dutch people in 1879. It was written in the press back then that the results of the national fundraising for this wedding present (with the diamond riviere that is now a bandeau) were disappointing: the economy was in a sluggish state in that time, and Queen Sophia, Willem III's first wife, who was quite popular, deceased only a few years before. So they chose for Cape diamonds: less expensive ones with a slight yellowish colour.

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31 Innovative Modes Of Transportation

During the German occupation of The Netherlands people still used a car without gasoline/fuel because of shortages. In this picture a Ford V is drawn by a horse. The spot that would usually holds the engine is now being used as the drivers' seat. Holland, The Hague, May 14th 1941

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Arnhem Parktoren

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Characteristics of Food in Norway

Herring is both a staple of the Dutch economy and Dutch cuisine.

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