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Tom Kisjes / 106 items

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The Netherlands - Oudorp
View on the foundations of a former castle "De Nieuwburg", built by order of Floris V, Count of Holland and Zeeland. Floris built five strongholds in this region (in the period 1282-1287) to control the troublesome Frisians. In the year 1517 the castle was destroyed by Pier Gerlofs Donia, a Frisian rebel leader and pirate, best known by his West Frisian nickname Grutte Pier ("Big Pier"), which referred to his legendary size and strength.
Image made with kite and camera, attached to the kite's line. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Nederland The Netherlands Alkmaar Oudorp Zes-Wielen-gebied Munnikenweg Oudorperpolder kasteel castle kasteel De Nieuwburg Floris V Grote Pier Westfriezen Vronermeer Hoornse Vaart

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Anno 1897. Restored 1986.

Tags:   KAP Katwoude Volendam Katham Heitje van Kathammer molen

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Netherlands. Edam-centre.

The city of Edam was founded around a dam crossing the river E or IJe close by the Zuiderzee now known as the IJsselmeer. Count Willem V of Holland gave Edam city rights in 1357. Thanks to these city rights the people of Edam could make a new harbor, which connected Edam with the international trading routes. By the 16th century there were as many as 33 shipwharfs. Edam became one of the more important cities of North Holland, together with Enkhuizen, Hoorn and Amsterdam.
The cheese market was the primary boost of the economy of Edam in the 16th century. Dutch economy went into a decline by the end of the 17th century.

The old town centre, within the borders of the old city walls, is nowadays protected by the government. A number of notable buildings survive in good condition.

Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite line). With a little help of Ramon (Kappix).

Tags:   KAP Netherlands Nederland Edam

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Netherlands, De Rijp.
During the 16-18th centuries De Rijp flourished as an important fishing centre. It was home to wealthy merchants and ship owners, and an important centre for herring and whale and associated industries such as the manufacture of rope, twine, whale oil, and whalebone. It was also the birthplace of Jan Adriaanzoon Leeghwater, who was responsible for planning many of the land reclamation projects for which Holland is famous.
Sunlight is fading fast. Time to call it a day.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite line).

Tags:   KAP Nederland Netherlands De Rijp aerial

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And in the background the former island Marken.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite line). © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Volendam Marinapark Roompot


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