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Workumerdijk in Makkum – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 321 Workumerdijk is a street with an old fisherman harbor in the village Makkum, located in the north east of the Netherlands. Makkum is a village of Súdwest-Fryslân municipality, west of Bolsward on the banks of the lake IJsselmeer in the province Friesland of the Netherlands. Historically Makkum is a […]

Maasvlakteboulevard in Rotterdam – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 302 Maasvlakteboulevard is a road at the North sea coast on the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dutch artist collective Observatorium has created a concrete installation that takes cues from the surrounding sand dunes on a Rotterdam beach. The huge sculpture made of wood is called De Zandwacht. A […]

Vestdijk in Eindhoven – NL

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 296 De Vestdijk is a street in Eindhoven that runs between 18 September Plein in the north to Geldropseweg in the south. This area was heavy damaged in the WW2 during Operation Market Garden to aid the US 101st Airborne Division paratroopers in securing the bridges in and around the […]

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 successful Formula One drivers in the past. Max Verstappen is the latest Dutchman to join this exclusive group of drivers. Dutchman Jan Flinterman was the first one in 1952 to race a Formula One Grand Prix. Who were those Dutch Formula One drivers? Jan Flinterman (1952) Dries van der Lof […]