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The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 pictures


My recent photoseries of the netherlands was doing great on PetaPixel and Bored panda, with over 10k likes and 1500 shares! I figured I should dedicate a small blog item about it on my website too for those who have not seen it yet.

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PetaPixel (20 images)

Boredpanda (extended series with 40 images)

Over the years I’ve done a lot of travelling, but I always came back to my home country, the Netherlands. Being completely flat, having no mountains, no rocks, no skyscrapers, no good weather (usually), no super dark skies at night because of light pollution, I always feel a bit down when I come back from “spectacular” countries.

But that always goes away quickly. There’s a lot to appreciate in the Netherlands. Things that may be normal for us locals have incredible beauty for outsiders. This is the case in each and every country. This is my home in 20 photos, all taken within 1 year. Here’s our capital city, Amsterdam.

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

We have a lot of old architecture.

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

But we are also known for modern architecture!

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

We have endless beaches.

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

We have lakes.

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

We have enchanting forests.

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

Yes we have flowers, as far as the eye can see!

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

We are known for our windmills.

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

And we are famous for our bridges all over the world.

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

Our countryside is super flat, making you see for miles. Perfect for seeing storms!

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

We even have some hills! Can you believe that?

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros

We have tons of light pollution, but even so, still some dark skies!

The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros
The Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Pictures | Albert Dros