Thursday, March 31, 2016

Former island of Schokland | Netherlands

Schokland is a former island in the Dutch Zuiderzee. The island was an attractive settlement area in the Middle Ages, but by the 19th century it was under continuous threat of flooding due to the rise in sea level. A major flood in 1825 brought massive destruction, and in 1859 the government decided to end permanent settlement on Schokland. 
Schokland and surroundings is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995.

Classic cars from the Louwman museum: Spyker. The Louwman Museum in The Hague exhibits one of the oldest private collections in the world. 


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