Netherlands

Country number:
13
Territory number:
15
"I think the Netherlands will become one big city at a point. It is inevitable when you live in a country with so many people. You cannot afford to leave nature as it is. Some people believe that the dunes should be left in their original state, but I think it's strange to let things become how they were 500 years ago. "
Theo Jansen

Tales from Netherlands

Sint Eustatius (Statia), The Golden Rock - Island Hopping 3

Statia was the most prosperous island in the Dutch Caribbean (built on the slave trade) and it was dubbed The Golden Rock accordingly.
Statia was the most prosperous island in the Dutch Caribbean (built on the slave trade) and it was dubbed The Golden Rock accordingly.
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Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius, The BES Islands - in a Nutshell

Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius are the Caribbean Netherlands, also known as the BES Islands, for obvious reasons.
Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius are the Caribbean Netherlands, also known as the BES Islands, for obvious reasons.
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Saba, Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean - Island Hopping 2

Saba juts incredibly from the sea, soars even, with slopes that are steep and sheer in places. Christopher Columbus didn’t land, because...
Saba juts incredibly from the sea, soars even, with slopes that are steep and sheer in places. Christopher Columbus didn’t land, because of the steep cliffs
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Curious About Curaçao? - Antarctica and South America 10

The GPS on my tour of Curacao keeps diverting me down unmade roads, where I end up in people’s backyards. Their dogs...
The GPS on my tour of Curacao keeps diverting me down unmade roads, where I end up in people’s backyards. Their dogs aren’t too happy about it.
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Bonaire - A Diver's Paradise - Antarctica and South America 9

There’s a different sight around every corner in Bonaire. In the south are commercial salt pans, more lakes, some very pink, flamingos and a...
There’s a different sight around every corner in Bonaire. In the south are commercial salt pans, more lakes, some very pink, flamingos and a lighthouse.
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Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, The ABC Islands - in a Nutshell

Which ABC Island is the best? In 1499, Alonso de Ojeda arrived at Curaçao and a neighbouring island that was almost certainly Bonaire, but...
Which ABC Island is the best? In 1499, Alonso de Ojeda arrived at Curaçao and a neighbouring island that was almost certainly Bonaire, but the Spanish conquerors decided that the three ABC Islands were useless, having no mineral wealth.
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New Year in Aruba - Antarctica and South America 8

In the grounds of my Aruba hotel a varied assortment of harassed looking lizards and iguanas, retreating to the undergrowth.
In the grounds of my Aruba hotel a varied assortment of harassed looking lizards and iguanas, retreating to the undergrowth.
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Tall Ship Caribbean Cruising in the Leeward and Windward Islands - A Beach a Day Part 2

One of the three tallest ships sailing the Seven Seas, let alone the Caribbean. It's all very - well, nautical. Brass and wood with...
One of the three tallest ships sailing the Seven Seas, let alone the Caribbean. It's all very - well, nautical. Brass and wood with navy and gilt upholstery, and lots of knots.
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The Netherlands, Land of Tulips and Windmills

Tulips in Holland has been on the bucket list for a long time so we load up the car and set off for Delft....
Tulips in Holland has been on the bucket list for a long time so we load up the car and set off for Delft. Holland is so small that on the map everywhere seems reasonably close.
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