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Holland andThe Canals of Amsterdam Expanded & Translated for Geography 1002 By Joe Naumann. UMSL.

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2 Holland andThe Canals of Amsterdam Expanded & Translated for Geography 1002 By Joe Naumann. UMSL

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4 Let us take a delicious tour together of the canals of Amsterdam, beautiful city of Holland...

5 The tour is taken in these boats, with a capacity of 200 persons. The boats are very confortable and have the services of a bar on board...

6 This is the dock from which the boats depart. In the background is the gorgeous Church of San Nicholas. In this church one of the masses on Sunday is said in Spanish…

7 Amsterdam is affectionately well-known as the “Venice of North Europe” due to the 120 channels that cut the city. A romantic, beautiful and pleasant place to live or in which to take a walk...

8 City of Canals

9 Small and graceful, Amsterdam seems like a toy city...

10 These channels were constructed between the 12 th and 18 th Centuries. The average depth is 2 to 3 meters...

11 Great ships dock at Amsterdam, on fantastic cruises of European cities...

12 Holland has part of its territory under sea level, which demands attention to the docks to prevent the advance of sea water...

13 Almost one fourth of the country is below sea level, including Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Both serve as an entrepôt to the European Union.

14 Amsterdam has modern port facilities which serve much of the European Union…

15 The polders (reclaimed land below sea level are protected by miles of dikes and sea walls. Ships are allowed to pass through at low tide.

16 Ariel view of polders (reclaimed land below sea level)

17 Families live with much comfort and refinement in boat houses. Amsterdam has 80 of these boat houses...

18 Due to the land shortage and many flooded areas, the buildings are very expensive here. An apartment of 80 ms ² (approximately 800 sq. ft.) costs E$

19 Amsterdam is also a city of tulips that bloom in April, a city of wooden shoes, of diamonds, and of porcelain...

20 Holland is responsible for more than half of the world-wide production of flowers. Here the plantations of tulips are impressive…...

21 See the wonderful sequence of seven bridges...

22 Amsterdam is a city to see on foot, on a bicycle, or on a tour boat. Take a look at the bicycle parking station on the left, as opposed to the central parking station...

23 Parking only for bicycles, there are thousands of them, that spend the week at the central parking station...

24 A very amusing covered motorcycle. There are many different models similar to this one…

25 All over Europe, several models of these electric cars are very common. The average cost is E$ 9,000 and they seat only two people and cannot be driven on freeways.

26 It’s a clean, pleasant city to take a walk in, or to travel in its street cars, that service all parts of the city…

27 The architecture is something extraordinary here. The banks, the shops, and, evidently, the residences, follow medieval styles…

28 Take a pleasant ride on a street car along its avenues, lined with shops, bars, restaurants, casinos, and discotheques…

29 The youths are very modern here in the way they dress and behave...

30 A visit to a typical Dutch cheese farm is imperative. From delicious Dutch milk they prepare cheeses which are equally delicious …

31 The wind mills are used to generate energy and to pump water. Holland has more than 1,000 of them...

32 Today, modern, high-tech wind mills work along side the traditional ones...

33 Dutch villas, where everything speaks of magic and enchantment…

34 Volendam and Marx, to the north of Amsterdam, are two small enchanting cities, with their traditional buildings…

35 In Volendam it’s possible to feel what it’s like live below sea level. In order to get to the beach, people have to walk and climb up to the level of the beach...

36 One can visit another city in Holland in this fantastic train that seems more like an airplane, on both the inside and the outside…

37 Total concentration is at the controls, because to pilot this train to almost 300 km per hour demands much ability…

38 The interior of the train is an enviable, comfortable luxury. The train seems to move noiselessly and smoothly, without a sense of being off balance…

39 But there are also other trains, some with two levels, like this one…

40 In the winter, one can shop at the Christmas carnival in Amsterdam…

41 One could take the train to Maastricht to enjoy the Christmas carnival there…

42 Amsterdam also has a modern, international airport.

43 - Music– THE CANALS OF AMSTERDAM Orchestra ofAndré Redeu - Production and Images - Edison Piazza Piracicaba - Brasil Visit Amsterdam and other cities of Holland. It will be, without a doubt, an unforgettable trip.


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