Aerial Photos



Amsterdam with its typical grid of canals.
Amsterdam Museumplein

The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum are both located at the beautiful Museumplein.
Amsterdam City Center

The center of Amsterdam.
Left the Central Station, right the Dam Square.
Dam Square, Amsterdam

The palace at the Dam Square.
Build on 13.659 piles in 1648 on the place where Amsterdam is founded in the 13th century.
Amsterdam Arena

The Amsterdam Arena is the biggest sports stadion of the Netherlands, with more than 50.000 seats. Building started in 1993. Ajax scored its first goal in this stadion on August 21, 1996.

The name Schiphol was already used in the 15th century, but obviously the name was not a synonym for Amsterdam Airport in those days. In 1916 an airport was build at the site of what used to be the swamp Schiphol.
River Amstel

The river Amstel, heading for Amsterdam.

New energy from new land: the Flevopolder, reclaimed from the sea in 1968.

Zutphen was already a Germanic settlement in Roman times. In the Middle Ages it became a prosperous Hanze city. The Sint Walburgiskerk, on the right of the photo, dates from the 11th century.

The medieval city of Doesburg had a military function until the beginning of the twentieth century. Therefore it remained small and in a reasonably original state.

A charter from 877 describes seven farms of Deventer. But already in Roman times this place on the IJssel was inhabited. Like Zupthen and Kampen, Deventer was part of the Hanseatic League.

Kampen, at the mouth of the river IJssel.

The Loosdrecht lakes arose in the 16th century as a result of peat extraction.

The Martinus Nijhoff bridge crossing the river Waal.
Lage Vuursche

Lage Vuursche is very small town in the forest between Amsterdam and Utrecht.
Although the village consists only of a few dozen of houses, it has a millennia old history: the surrounding forest is dotted with prehistoric burial mounds.

The castle Drakensteyn in Lage Vuursche.
The former queen Beatrix lives here.

Utrecht is founded by the Romans in the year 48 as Ultrajectum.
The church-tower is highest in The Netherlands: 112 meters. It is build between 1321 and 1382.
Utrecht Central Station

Utrecht Central Station, the main railway hub of the Netherlands.