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Your Holland photography, first and foremost, will reveal how the sea shaped the country’s history and heritage; first, as an opponent from which to reclaim the land, and second, as a partner that made Holland a power in Europe and the world.
The opening focus of your Holland photography could be the “battleground” where the country has battled the sea. What is known as the Delta Works is considered the greatest engineering feat of the modern world and it is one of the largest in human history. The immensity of the dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levies and storm-surge barriers is a wonder to behold and include among your Holland photography. These incredible structures are also excellent subject matter for both amateur and professional photographers who want to capture more abstract images of the shapes and angles of the construction as well as how light affects and changes those scenes throughout the day and night.
You can visit and take Holland photos of the Delta Works at many locations, such as Deltapark Neeltje Jans. You can explore the beautiful tidal basins, pools and harbors by boat or hike or bike the many scenic trails. The park is also a great family attraction, with many Holland pictures to be taken of your family at the water park, aquarium and boat rides, plus an opportunity to photograph your child being kissed by a sea lion. The Dutch seaside is inviting at many locations. Texel is the largest of the Wadden Islands and offers miles of beautiful beach to hike and cycle and abundant migrating birdlife, so you can take many memorable Holland photos of this quiet ocean oasis. The dunes in the forestry area of Schoorl are the largest in the country and will provide some adventurous explorations and happy Holland pictures of your children running and scampering across these sand hills.
Of course, the most classic images of Holland photography are of windmills and tulips. You can experience and photograph both, on a weeklong river cruise through Holland, and even parts of Belgium. From the deck of these luxury boats, you can record many Holland pictures of windmills and tulip gardens, and then visit them on foot, affording you even more opportunities to add to your Holland photography. Some of these cruises also travel to the Delta Works, giving you unique photographic perspectives from the water. You can also visit the famous Keukenhof Tulip Bulb Gardens to shoot Holland photos of the tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and the many other spring bulbs. Glide through the canals and waterways of the garden on a quiet whisper boat for many color-bursting landscapes for your Holland photography.
Your Holland photography also deserves to include pictures of your visit to one or more of the major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Each of these cities is an eclectic combination of centuries-old architecture, world-famous museums, modern amenities, European high style and fascinating restaurants and nightlife. The Royal Palace, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam are just a few of the must-see places you’ll want to shoot as important Holland photos. Ride to the top of the Euromast in Rotterdam (185 metres/600 feet) for full-circle views of the city that will be a feature of your Holland photography. The Parliament building in The Hague is a 13th-century hunting lodge that is now the seat of the Dutch government. It is a fantastic and fascinating location to capture more Holland pictures of the country’s history and heritage that has been reclaimed from and influenced by the sea.
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