ADVENTURES OF  VERINA & VINCENT  IN EUROPE

 

 

AMSTERDAM

 

 

Schiphol International Airport Belanda

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country

 

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, with an urban population of 1,364,422 and a metropolitan population of 2,158,372.
Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading centre for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were formed. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel'), are located in the heart of Amsterdam. Many of its buildings have become monuments, and in July 2010 the Grachtengordel (Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht) was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Over the years, several canals have been filled in, becoming streets or squares, such as the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and the Spui.

 

Windmill di pedesaan

 

Pembuatan diamond

 

Sebagai negara industri yang maju di bidang pembuatan kapal, gula, percetakan, dan pembuatan mesin berat, produk kertas, tekstil dan pakaian, porselen dan kaca, penerbangan, mobil, dan kimia. Kota Amsterdam juga dikenal sebagai pusat penggosokan dan pemotongan berlian, dan sebagai pusat keuangan Belanda.

 

Pintu masuk kebun bunga Keukenhof

 

Keukenhof semarak dengan kebun bunga

 

Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe is situated near Lisse, Netherlands, and is the world's largest flower garden. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park. Keukenhof is located in South Holland in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam.
It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the "Dune and Bulb Region" (Duin- en Bollenstreek).
The garden was instigated in 1949 by the then-mayor of Lisse. The idea was to present a flower exhibit where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could show off their hybrids and help the Netherlands export industry (it is the world's largest exporter of flowers). Keukenhof has been the world's largest flower garden for over fifty years.
(Source:Wikipedia)

 

Segala umur bersepeda di mana-mana dengan tertib mengikuti aturan

 

Pejalan kaki diberi kenyamanan tempat duduk dan trotoir yang sangat memadai

 

Gedung segitiga dengan arsitektur khas Londo

 

Patung Willem di tengah lapangan dikelilingi kantor-kantor pemerintah tingkat tinggi

 

Pasar murah

 

Bangunan untuk macam-macam kegiatan ekonomi di pinggir kanal

 

Jembatan setapak menyeberangi kanal

 

Kanal-kanal di Amsterdam kota air di bawah permukaan laut

 

Canal cruise in Amsterdam

 

Rekreasi keluarga sambil berjemur matahari

 

Warga lokal pun menikmati kali sambil duduk-duduk berjemur

 

Sepanjang kanal di Amsterdam

 

Kincir angin di kota Amsterdam ciri khas Londo

 

The Amsterdamse Bos ('Amsterdam Forest') is an English park or landscape park in the municipalities Amstelveen and Amsterdam. Annually, almost 4.5 million people visit the park, that has a size of 1,000 hectares.
The Amsterdamse Bos is a good sized recreational area. Besides the lush woods and grassy plains, there is an open-air theatre, botanical garden and goat farm (with other animals as well). An extensive network of walking paths and cycle routes is set up with good signage. Canoes, bicycles and petal boats can be rented.

 

Pengembangan kawasan baru buatan

 

Centrum Railway Station

 

Amsterdam Centraal is the central station of Amsterdam. It is one of the main railway of the Netherlands and is used by 250,000 passengers a day, excluding transferring passengers. The station building of Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Pierre Cuypers and A. L. van Gendt, and opened in 1889. It features a roof span of approximately 40 metres fabricated in cast iron by Andrew Handyside of Derby, England.
The building of Amsterdam Centraal is situated on three man-made islands in the IJ, themselves resting on 8,687 wooden piles which have been driven deep into the muddy and sandy soil.
The Station Square has a triangular shape and is enclosed by the station on the one hand and the water of the Open Havenfront other. There are three bridges to the island located at the middle station connecting with the Prince Hendrikkade: Western access bridge, the bridge Middentoegangsbrug and Kamper.

 

Kawasan baru selesai dikembangkan

 

Gedung Bibliotheek Amsterdam

 

Pemandangan dari lantai teratas Bibliotheek

 

Setelah keluar dari Bibliotheek

 

Shopping Mall, dulu kantor pos Amsterdam

 

Dam Square, pusat keramaian Amsterdam (Istana Kerajaan, Madame Tussaud, Red Light District, dll.)

 

Madame Tussaud di Dam Square

 

Warga banyak menikmati Dam Square

 

Ngamen di Dam Square

 

Belly dancer Londo

 

Amsterdam sebagai pusat komersial yang sangat penting di Eropa. Kota yang sebagian besar dari pelabuhannya dihubungkan ke Laut Utara dan negara-negara Eropa lainnya dengan jaringan kereta api dan kanal-kanal.

Amsterdam merupakan pusat kehidupan Budaya Eropa sejak abad 17. Di kota inilah terdapat the National Academy of Art, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, dan the University of Amsterdam (1632). Museum Rijks berisikan salah satu dari koleksi lukisan Belanda yang terbesar di dunia, sedangkan Museum Stedelijk  memuat sejumlah besar koleksi karya-karya modern.

 

 

 

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