Since its development in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s Canal Ring has grown to be one of the world’s most unique urban landscapes. Construction began all the way back in 1613, and now celebrating its 400th birthday in 2013, the Canal Ring not only remains a historic and beautiful water network through the city, but a stunning backdrop for fantastic cultural celebrations and sporting events throughout the year.

nl is located in Aalsmeer, The netherlands. Pin : Amsterdam holland seen from above. Only from a plane you'll get a good idea of it's structures and the way the canals make up the form of the city

light green = under sea level

The Netherlands. Light green is below sea level. Those clever Dutch!

This infographic shows how geotextiles was used in the Deltaworks in the Netherlands. Geotextiles is a super strong synthetic fabric invented nearly 60 years ago by Tenkate

This infographic shows how geotextiles was used in "Delta Works”, a giant sea barrier. geotextiles is a super strong synthetic fabric invented nearly 60 years ago by TenCate

Veelgestelde vragen, blog en algemene informatie: http://www.zonnestudio-rietlanden.nl

Zonnestudio Rietlanden www.

The lowest point in the Netherlands is in a pasture in the Zuidplaspolder northeast of Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, situated at a height of 6.76 meters below sea level . At the edge of the meadow along the A20 motorway, stands this monument.

Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel (Zuid-Holland) - The lowest point in the Netherlands is in a pasture in the Zuidplaspolder, situated at a height of meters below sea level. At the edge of the meadow along the motorway (Rotterdam - Gouda) stands this monument.

Grootschermer, the Netherlands - Edward Burtynsky WATER Web Gallery

Edward Burtynsky, Polders, Grootschermer, The Netherlands . grassy fields surrounded by watery canals (for irrigation?) make the land look like a Klimt painting

The island of Texel, the Netherlands was an important access and exit route for the ships from towns on the Zuiderzee. To protect this route, William of Orange took the initiative to construct the fort De Schans. De Schans was built around 1574. Fleet admiral Tromp regularly held councils of war here. In 1811, Napoleon paid a visit to De Schans, upon which he had the fort enlarged and reinforced with two adjoining forts.

The island of Texel, the Netherlands was an important access and exit route for the ships from towns on the Zuiderzee. To protect this route, William of Orange took the initiative to construct the fort De Schans. De Schans was built around 1574. Fleet admiral Tromp regularly held councils of war here. In 1811, Napoleon paid a visit to De Schans, upon which he had the fort enlarged and reinforced with two adjoining forts.

Creating land. Land reclamation projects in the Netherlands stem from an impending shortage of space in the Port of Rotterdam. To keep pace with growing world trade, the Port of Rotterdam needs to expand by another 2,000 ha. The project will cost a total of 3 billion euro.

Creating land. Land reclamation projects in the Netherlands stem from an impending shortage of space in the Port of Rotterdam. To keep pace with growing world trade, the Port of Rotterdam needs to expand by another 2,000 ha. The project will cost a total of 3 billion euro.

Storm surge barrier in Oosterschelde (East Scheldt), between Islands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, North Sea on the left. Under ...

Storm surge barrier in Oosterschelde (East Scheldt), between Islands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, North Sea on the left.

Maasvlakte 2, the Netherlands - more than 200 million m³ of sand from the extraction area out at sea shifted to the reclamation site to create new land.

Maasvlakte the Netherlands - more than 200 million m³ of sand from the extraction area out at sea shifted to the reclamation site to create new land.

The photo that started the career of Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Sailing the Frisian lakes. Fryslân Boppe!

The photo that started the carrier of Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Sailing the Frisian lakes.

Aquaduct Veluwemeer, Harderwijk, the Netherlands.

Smart idea—a tunnel under the water, rather than a bridge that has to be raised for boats—Veluwe Lake aqueduct in Flevopolder, Holland❣

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