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The station building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and A. L. van Gendt, and was first open to the public in 1889. The roof spans approximately 40 metres and features cast iron fabricated by Andrew Handyside of Derby, England. The building is situated on three man-made islands which are supported by 8,687 wooden piles pounded deep into the sandy soil.

Tags:   Amsterdam The Netherlands Holland Amsterdam Central Station Amsterdam Centraal Sunset Level-1:Peace Awards

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De Hef is a steel railroad bridge that connects the Noordereiland (Northern Island) in the Meuse river with the Southern part of Rotterdam. The bridge was built in 1877 as a swing bridge to connect railroad traffic in the North with the South.

Tags:   Rotterdam The Netherlands Holland De Hef ringexcellence

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Excerpt from Wikipedia: The Town Hall, built in the 17th century by Pieter Post and considered one of the highlights of Dutch Baroque architecture.

Tags:   Maastricht The Netherlands Town Hall Markt Pieter Post Nice As It Gets-Level 1

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Excerpt from travelguide.michelin.com:

This former civil guard post dates from 1582 but was rebuilt in 1970 in its primitive style. Its central scrolled gable is topped by the statue of St George (Sint Joris).

Tags:   St. Jorisdoelen Middelburg The Netherlands Holland St. George Sint Joris

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Excerpt from amsterdamforvisitors.com:

There is one bridge which is known as "Brug van 15 bruggen" from which you can see a total of 15 bridges in different directions. This viewpoint is located where Reguliersgracht joins Herengracht. Stand on the odd-numbered side and you can see 6 arched bridges across the Reguliersgracht. Look down Herengracht to the left and you see another 6 bridges. Furthermore, two more bridges are visible to your right. Finally, the 15th bridge is the one you’re standing on.

Tags:   Amsterdam Holland The Netherlands Sunset Herengracht Canal Reguliersgracht Canal


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