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Typical Amsterdam housing

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
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Dutch Flag 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
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