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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Europe

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Netherlands 1: Intro to Amsterdam, Maastricht, Gelderland

Netherlands  1: Intro to Amsterdam, Maastricht, Gelderland

Our opening tour of the Netherlands begins in Amsterdam, the "Venice of the North," with its canals and 1200 bridges. Its Western Church, where the great Dutch painter Rembrandt is buried, is one of city's major landmarks; also we see Anne Frank's house, which is located next door. We learn how the diamond trade was introduced here in the 16th century and today it is one of the world's most important diamond centers. Maastricht we discover is a thriving city with a great sense of history; founded in 50B.C., it is the country's oldest city. Gelderland, the largest province in what is still called Holland, is best known for the WW II "Market Garden" operation on which the movie A Bridge Too Far was based. The Open Air Museum in Arnhem presents the daily life of the Dutch in the 18th and 19th century; here we see typical cottages, gabled houses, windmills, and historical workshops. Lastly, we visit the National Park De Hoge Veluwe, a beautiful 13,000-acre nature reserve where we also find the Kroller-Muller Museum, which is world-famous for its large collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh. 04/10DE IJSCA 30 min.

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