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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Mata Hari's home town, the Frisian city: Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden or as the locals call it; Liwwadden. It's the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. It is situated in the northern part of the country. Here is a short impression of this small city with a population of circa 97000.

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Old May 10th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Nice mix of old and new in this beautiful town I love the tall slim highrise
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Old May 10th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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Beautiful!
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Old May 10th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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Looking really beautiful, very nice town
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Old May 10th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for your kind comments.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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It's kind of funny to see a sign directing to the station right in front of the station

Great houses. You can easily see that the Netherlands have been a trading nation for a long time.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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beautiful and charming...
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #8
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Nice city and some decent highrises. The old Dutch townhouses are beautiful.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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Leeurwarden is a city I've been curious about. Great to see a lovely thread, showcasing it.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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Welcome and thanks for those new very nice photos

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btw, in this painting on the right of the photo, those are the 3 musketeers?
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Old May 14th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #11
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Welcome and thanks for those new very nice photos


btw, in this painting on the right of the photo, those are the 3 musketeers?
I don't know exactly but i think so. It is a subtile advertisement for a beer brand on a popular café/dining in town. Thanks for the welcome message.

A few pics that i forgot to post in my last update:
  1. (One of the 5 Courts of Appeal in NL)



A new update with more pictures may take some time, I'm waiting for nice clear days with some bright sunlight.
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beautiful city with an impressive highrises.
I'm just curious if Mata Hari's house is still standing there..

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beautiful city with an impressive highrises.
I'm just curious if Mata Hari's house is still standing there..
It's still standing in the innercity area, you can find it on Google Street View, it is the red building. I will take a picture of her house and post it in the next update. Thank you for your comment.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #14
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  1. Jewish memorial: (ww:ii)





  2. Mata Hari's house:



  3. Former seat of local government:



  4. Former residence of the Dutch royal family and was owned by them until 1971:














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Old May 21st, 2012, 10:03 PM   #15
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Some new pictures.

  1. The former Main Post Office of Leeuwarden.

  2. Seat of the Provincial government (Friesland).





  3. Blokhuispoort: Former state prison.

  4. Former military barracks (on the right) and the red light district in the background.




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Old May 25th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #16
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  1. A small industrial park.

  2. Urban Jungle?


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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #17
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Looks quite Dutch.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #18
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Yes indeed, there is no latin extravaganza in Dutch cities.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #19
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Leuwaarden looks nice like most Dutch cities. I just came back for trip from Holland, didn't go to Leuwaarden but been there before.
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