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 canal was dug in 1658 to link the Herengracht with the canals further south. It was named after an order of monks whose monastery was located nearby. From here you can peer through the arches of at least seven bridges. Many canal boats pass by. A number of houses along here have intriguing gables, tablets and fancy decorations.
One view, fifteen bridges: the bridge on the corner of ‘Reguliersgracht’ and ‘Herengracht’ has a unique view over fifteen bridges. Make sure you stand on the side of the street with the odd numbers!
The photo of the Volvo XC60 is part of the 2016 campaign called MADE BY PEOPLE.
Great minds don’t think alike.
Who builds the best cars? The Germans? The Americans? The Italians? The Koreans? Or is it the Swedes? Truth is, it’s none of those. It’s all of them. Together. Ever since the 50’s we’ve brought people here from all over the world to develop and build our cars. Not because we’re a caring and human company, but because we know it makes us better. Diversity sparks creativity. It pushes innovation. It helps us to build safer and smarter cars, designed around peoples everyday life. So if you ever wondered who makes the best cars, you know now. It’s people.
Made By People Portrait – Corien Pompe from The Netherlands, Future Lab & Innovation
More information on nl.wikipedia.org, www.holland.com and www.iamsterdam.com