Paris, Arc de Triomphe monument for the battle of Austerlitz – France
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Napoleon. In the beginning of the 19th century France started building this memorial monument. The victory in Austerlitz was so big everyone needed to know about it. In the Netherlands we still have a pyramid built by French soldiers to … Read More

Drenthe, Dolmens resting in the fields – The Netherlands
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Drenthe. During the Stone and Iron Ages a civilization created burial chambers using big megaliths that came to our country with the glaciers. One stone alone can weigh a few tons. These days you can find most of these ‘hunnebedden’ … Read More

Amsterdam, Rembrandt Square – The Netherlands
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Rembrandtplein. From the Jewish quarter in Amsterdam it’s a short walk or a tram stop to a square with the name Rembrandtplein. It was named after the famous Dutch 17th century painter Rembrandt van Rijn. For 15 years this square … Read More

Bonn – Marktplatz near the City Hall – Germany
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Marktplatz. Near the City Hall of Bonn you will find a market place. When we visited Bonn, there were a few food stalls in the middle of this 11th century old square. It made the place more lively. Looking at … Read More

Paris, Place de la Concorde – France
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Place de la Concorde. One of the most famous – or should I say infamous – squares in Paris is the Place de la Concorde. It was designed in 1755 in honour of King Louis XV and therefore named after … Read More

Krakow, Saints Peter and Paul Church
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Saint Peter and Paul Church. When you walk through the mainstreet of Krakow’s city center, you can’t miss this church. It is located near the building Pope John Paul II lived in during his years in Krakow. It took 22 … Read More

Inside the Royal Palace Amsterdam – The Netherlands
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Royal Palace The Royal Palace in Amsterdam has not always been a Palace. During Amsterdam’s Golden Age Jacob van Campen constructed it as a City Hall. Amsterdam became rich from trading with the far east and transporting slaves to America. … Read More

Lucca, discover the churches of the city – Italy
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Lucca. In Roman and in Medieval times the city of Lucca was very wealthy. You can realy see this when you visit its churches. The Basilica of San Frediano is the most popular one but Lucca has more. Have a … Read More

Amsterdam, Dam Square – The Netherlands
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Amsterdam. In the center of Amsterdam you will find a square with two national monuments. It’s called ‘Dam Square’ and usually it’s crowded with people. You can walk there from Central Station in about 5 minutes. The first monument is … Read More

Normandy, Utah Beach American sector – France
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Utah Beach. A mighty fleet of battleships, destroyers, mine sweepers and cruisers as well as troop transports went to Normandy. One of the beaches in Nomandy received the code name Utah Beach. Here the operation went almost according to plan. … Read More

Paris, Centre Pompidou, inside out – France
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Centre Georges Pompidou. We visited this place during one of our stays in Paris. The Centre Georges Pompidou, known to most as Centre Pompidou, houses a museum for modern art in Paris. It opened its doors in 1977 and was … Read More

Paris, Basilique du Sacré-Cœur – France
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Basilique du Sacré-Cœur To get to the church you have to climb 222 stairs or take the cable car. It is a beautiful site and you can see a lot of Paris. In the evening young people get together on … Read More

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