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Westerkade in Rotterdam – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 255 Westerkade is a street in the Scheepvaartskwartier (Shipping Quarter) in Rotterdam and runs from the ferry harbor on the banks of the Nieuwe Maas to the Parkkade. Around 1850 they began a large-scale urban expansion towards the west. This was known as the Tweede Nieuwe Werk (Second New Work). […]

Hotel des Indes in The Hague – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 179 Hotel Des Indes is a hotel at the Lange Voorhout in The Hague or Den Haag. It was built in 1858 a a family house. From 1881 a hotel is located in the building. Hotel Des Indes is located in a beautiful area in the city centre of the […]

Reguliersgracht in Amsterdam – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 177 Reguliersgracht is a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The photo is taken on the Prinsengracht. During World War II the “nerve center” of the illegal paper Het Parool was housed there, in a house (no. 111) occupied by Simon Carmiggelt, Max Nord, Wim van Norden, and their families. Amsterdam’s prettiest […]

Singel in Amsterdam – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 169 The Torensluis is a bridge at the Singel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was built in 1648, an arched and exceptionally wide bridge across the Singel. Now covered by cosy café terraces and a bust of Dutch writer Multatuli, the Torensluis is the oldest remaining bridge in Amsterdam, and […]

Kenny B – Parijs went viral…

First there was the original song of Kenny B – Parijs: Quickly there came a parody from The Hague (Den Haag) And not much later, a parody from Amsterdam was there… And Rotterdam…

Beeckestijn in Velsen Zuid – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 157 Beeckestijn is a historical buitenplaats dating from the 18th century in a park by the same name in Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands. The Beeckestijn site was a buitenplaats in the 15th and 16th centuries before the current English-style garden was designed in the 18th century. The house and the accompanying gardens […]

Dutch Formula 1 Drivers

The Netherlands has had many succesfull Formula One drivers in the past. In 2015, Max Verstappen will be the latest Dutchman to join this exclusive group of drivers. It has been 63 years since the first Dutchman Jan Flinterman drove a race in a Grand Prix Formula One. Who were those Dutch Formula One drivers? […]

1985 Dutch Grand Prix F-1

1985 FIA Formula One Round 11 – Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort, 23-25 August, 1985 With Lauda having announced his retirement at the preceding Austrian Grand Prix, Zandvoort was buzzing with speculation about the driver market. (Report by Tom Prankerd & photography by Guido Fijen) Rosberg had already signed up for the McLaren seat, while Williams […]

LNBNSGRCHT 275III – Amsterdam

Between November 1986 and Januari 1999, I lived here at the Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam. Some old and new photo’s from this place:

1984 Dutch Grand Prix F-1

1984 FIA Formula One Round 13 – Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort, 24-26 August, 1984 (Report by Tom Prankerd & photography by Guido Fijen) Attention at the Dutch Grand Prix was diverted from the closely-balanced Lauda versus Prost fight by the news that Brazilian starlet Ayrton Senna had been tempted away from Toleman and signed by […]