Giethoorn, Netherlands.  This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village.  Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.

Giethoorn, Netherlands. This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village. Located in the province of Overijssel, there are 4 miles of canals and farmhouses with thatched roofs dating back to the 18th century.

Castle De Haar is located near Haarzuilens, in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The current buildings, all built upon the original castle, date from 1892 and are the work of Dutch architect P.J.H. Cuypers

Castle De Haar is located near Haarzuilens, in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The current buildings, all built upon the original castle, date from 1892 and are the work of Dutch architect P.J.H. Cuypers

Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).It was built in Amsterdam in 1628, and armed with 24cast-iron cannons and a number of bronze guns. Batavia was shipwrecked on her maiden voyage, and was made famous by the subsequent mutiny and massacre that took place among the survivors. A twentieth-century replica of the ship is also called the Batavia and can be visited in Lelystad, Netherlands. (wiki)

Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).It was built in Amsterdam in 1628, and armed with 24cast-iron cannons and a number of bronze guns. Batavia was shipwrecked on her maiden voyage, and was made famous by the subsequent mutiny and massacre that took place among the survivors. A twentieth-century replica of the ship is also called the Batavia and can be visited in Lelystad, Netherlands. (wiki)

"Het paard van Marken" ("The Horse of Marken") - lighthouse on the Dutch peninsula Marken, on the IJsselmeer. Built in 1839 by J. Valk. A primitive lighthouse was on the location since the early 1700s. Current lighthouse is a Rijksmonument since 1970.

"Het paard van Marken" ("The Horse of Marken") - lighthouse on the Dutch peninsula Marken, on the IJsselmeer. Built in 1839 by J. Valk. A primitive lighthouse was on the location since the early 1700s. Current lighthouse is a Rijksmonument since 1970.

The City Hall of Franeker, Friesland, the Netherlands. It was built between 1591-1594. This building was the inspiration for "The Dutch House" in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The City Hall of Franeker, Friesland, the Netherlands. It was built between 1591-1594. This building was the inspiration for "The Dutch House" in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Brouwershaven (Zeeland) - Old town hall / Altes Rathaus / Ancien hôtel de ville

Brouwershaven (Zeeland) - Old town hall / Altes Rathaus / Ancien hôtel de ville

Langste trap v Nederland. De Wilhelminaberg te Landgraaf.

Langste trap v Nederland. De Wilhelminaberg te Landgraaf.

Zeeuws Meisje - the Netherlands  http://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeeuws_Meisje_(margarine)

Zeeuws Meisje - the Netherlands http://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeeuws_Meisje_(margarine)

Snert or erwtensoep is Dutch pea soup:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_soup#Netherlands

Snert fan Nynke's heit

Snert or erwtensoep is Dutch pea soup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_soup#Netherlands

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