Day 54 July 11th 2015 Today we set off to Amsterdam for a day trip from Belgium.
It was a long day, as the bus ride is about two and half hours each way..
Arriving at Amsterdam, we learn that it sits 2 to 3 metres below sea level. A series of canals and lochs controls the water level and avoids flooding.
They close off the lochs a couple of times per week and flush them with fresh water from the hills, to stop ... read more
Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... ... read more