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Spend your Holidays in Holland!

Flower Market in Amsterdam

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Flower Market in AmsterdamThe Amsterdam Flower Market ("Bloemenmarkt") is a market with florists and flower garden shops in the city centre of Amsterdam between Koningsplein and Muntplein. It was founded in the year 1862 and has become a tourist attraction.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:25

The Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam

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The Rembrandt House Museum in AmsterdamThe Rembrandt House Museum ("Rembrandthuis") is a house in Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where Rembrandt once lived and painted. Rembrandt purchased the house in 1639 and lived there until he went bankrupt in 1656, when all his belongings went on auction.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 February 2011 13:23

Vlissingen (Flushing) in the province of Zeeland

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Vlissingen Flushing harbor photoThe city of Vlissingen (in English: Flushing) is situated in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren in the province of Zeeland (Sealand).

With its strategic location between the Scheldt river and the North Sea, Vlissingen has been an important harbour for centuries. It was granted city rights in 1315.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 December 2010 16:34

Loevestein Castle at Poederooijen

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From Gorinchem an intersting boat trip can be made to Castle Loevestein (in Dutch: Slot Loevestein).

The massive stone fortress is situated at the exact spot where the rivers Maas (Meuse) and Waal unite to form the river Merwede.

The castle was built between 1357 and 1397 by the knight Dirc Loef van Horne, hence the name "Loef's stein".

Several times the castle served as a jail, the most illustrious prisoner was Grotius (Hugo de Groot) who escaped by hiding in a book chest.

The city of Middelburg in Zeeland

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MiddelburgThe city of Middelburg is the capital of the province of Zeeland and is situated in the south-western Netherlands. Middelburg has a population of about 48,000.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 December 2010 23:20

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