The Netherlands from the sky.
May 19, 2017
Amersfoort – is a city (since 1259) and municipality in the Utrecht province (Netherlands), with the reach history and culture (and many museums). One of the largest Dutch railway junctions (three railway stations: Amersfoort Centraal, Schothorst, Vathorst). The name of the city – Amersfoort – comes from “a ford (a shallow place which allows to cross a river) in the Amer River” (today river Eem).
Amersfoort is birthplace of the painter Piet Mondriaan, a pioneer of 20th-century abstract art.
Zwolle – a city, municipality and the capital of Overijssel province in the northeastern Netherlands, known as a “green city” (for its more than 30 parks). Since obtaining the city and market rights (13th century) and becoming a member of the Hanseatic League, Zwolle was an important trade centre. Zwolle is located on an incline in the landscape between the four rivers: IJssel, Vecht, Aa and Zwarte Water. Hence the name of the city: the word “suolle” means “hill”.
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Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands