The Netherlands is the main “constituent country” of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country located in Western Europe. The Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. The largest and most important cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is the country’s capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government and parliament. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. The name Holland is also frequently used to refer informally to the whole of the country of the Netherlands.

A quiet winter, except maybe for it’s cold ending. For some reason only pictures from my neighbourhood in Amsterdam, commuting stations and from my office. Find the picture with the IJsselmeer frozen over…

Winter ’17/18

The last months I haven’t posted many new pictures. I have a new job, and not much time left after travel to make many pictures. Therefore some pictures from my new office building, and the view from it.  

New Job, New Tower

Sometimes one thinks; why don’t we spend the weekend in Rotterdam? It really isn’t such a bad city. But why does it always rain there?  

From Rotterdam with Rain

May days in South Limburg are perfect for a little walking trip. Little rivers, valleys, castles, water mills, ancient churches, it’s all there in walking distance from Valkenburg.

Walking Around Valkenburg

Yesterday people interested could take a peak preview of the art work in the new metro Station Rokin in Amsterdam. The items on the walls represent things found while digging out the station. Oddly satisfying to see an upside down duck, or a (stoned?) upside down shrimp.  

Metro Station Rokin

I made the same pictures last year, but on April 10. So the blossom is almost three weeks earlier! Climate change is horrible and destructive, but this is a nice present today…  

Early Blossom

The mayor of Amsterdam lives in one of the canal houses on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Like a lot of these houses, they look quite simple from the outside, but are palaces from the inside. And I wouldn’t say no to a garden the size he has!

Amsterdam City Residence

Winter is being chased away; the birds sing all night and flowers are springing up. Can’t wait…!  

Spring is Coming