27 juin 2013

Wind Mills of Kinderdjik, Netherlands.

Wind Mills of Kinderdjik The Wind Mills of Kinderdjik is just 15 km from Rotterdam. This village is located in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek & Noord rivers. The 19 wind mills were built around 1500 & 1740 to prevent floods. According to the legend, the villagers dicovered a cradle with a baby at the foot of a dike after the  Saint Elisabeth flood (1421).  Thus this village got it's name Kinderdjik which means  "Childs Dike". In 1997, these wind mills are included in the... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2013

Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam

Erasmus Bridge This swan shaped suspension bridge is built over the River Maas to connect the Northern & Southern parts of Rotterdam. The bridge was designed by the Dutch architect Ben Van Berkal & was inaugurated on Sep 4th 1996 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. This 800m long bridge is supported by 139 m steel pylon & 40 cables. On the top there are two sidewalks, two cycle tracks, a tram rail & two roads for vehicles. Today Erasmus Bridge is an icon of Rotterdam & due to it' curve it's... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2011

Keukenhof Tulip Garden : Pride of Holland

Keukenhof Tulip GardenKeukenhof - the most popular bulb garden in the world is located 40 km away from Amsterdam. Over 7 million flower bulbs are planted by hand in this park. This includes 4.5 million tulips, 35000 lillies, hyacinths, daffodils, narcissus & other spring bulbs. There are 2500 trees that gives shade to these spring flowers. This garden is opened only for 2 months (mid-March to mid-May). During spring this multicolored garden is really breahtaking. The name Keukenhof means "kitchen garden". In 15th century this... [Lire la suite]
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