World peoples places

One step out of the door, and one is traveling... The world. One world. One fantastic world this is, with so many different places. Places to visit, places to talk about. Places to go. Places to remember. Significant places. Ordinary places. Places to share... places we live, places we love... world peoples places.
By Ruben Alexander

The Green Heart of Holland

THE NETHERLANDS – In the middle of the Randstad, the densely populated area between the four biggest cities of the Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht), lies a region that was intentionally left as empty as it was before the country rapidly urbanised in the second half of the 20th century: Het Groene Hart,…

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By Ruben Alexander

In the Land of the Great Rivers

THE NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands is a country that was shaped by water. Not only by the sea, which made it possible to trade with far corners of the world, but also by the rivers that connect its neighbours to its ports. Much of the country surrounds the delta of  the Rhine and Meuse, two of the most important rivers in Western Europe. …

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By Ruben Alexander

Four seasons in the Maatpolder

THE NETHERLANDS – One of the country’s many polders, or areas with controlled water levels, the Maatpolder used to be on the coast of the Zuiderzee, a bay of the North Sea. But the Zuiderzee was closed off by the Afsluitdijk in 1932, transforming it into the Ijsselmeer. Part the Ijsselmeer was later drained, and the province of Flevoland arose on new land opposite the Maatpolder,

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