Amstelveen in North Holland

6 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel © - Rokus C/cc-by-3.0

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel © – Rokus C/cc-by-3.0

Amstelveen is a municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands, with a population of 92,353 as of 2022. It is a suburban part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area.   read more…


13 January 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  10 minutes

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© Elekes Andor/cc-by-sa-4.0

Amsterdam-Noord is a borough of Amsterdam, Netherlands with a population of about 90,000. The IJ, the body of water which separates it from Amsterdam-Centrum and the rest of the city, is situated southwest of Amsterdam-Noord. The borough, which has an area of 49.01 km² (18.92 square miles), borders the municipalities of Zaanstad, Oostzaan, Landsmeer and Waterland to the north, all part of the province of North Holland like Amsterdam. It borders the Markermeer to the east.   read more…

The IJsselmeer

9 September 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Volendam © FaceMePLS

Volendam © FaceMePLS

IJsselmeer is a shallow artificial lake of 1100 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. It is named after the IJssel river that drains into it via a smaller lake, the Ketelmeer. The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in Western Europe. The IJsselmeer functions as a major fresh water reserve, serving as a source for agriculture and drinking water. It also offers plenty of opportunities for various recreational activities.   read more…

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