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In this thread, I'm going to show pictures of everywhere outside of Belgium where I happen to make photos.

Contents
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1. Terborg and 's-Heerenberg (NL) and Emmerich and Kleve (D)
2. Nijmegen (NL) and Kranenburg and Kleve (D)
3. Tolkamer (NL)
4. Winterswijk (NL)
5. Doetinchem (NL)
6. Zuthpen (NL)
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7. Bronckhorst (NL)
8. Oost Gelre, Aalten (NL) and Bocholt (D)
9. Zwolle (NL)
10. Berlin (D) - Kreuzberg
11. Berlin (D) - Köpenick
12. Berlin (D) - Around the Wedding, Westhafen and Beusselstrasse S-Bahn stops
13. From Brandenburg an der Havel (D) to Ketzin (D)
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13. From Brandenburg an der Havel (D) to Ketzin (D) (continued)
14. Frankfurt an der Oder (D) and Słubice (PL)
15. Potsdam (D)
16. Berlin (D) - Spandau
17. Berlin (D) - Tegel
18. Berlin (D) - Hansaviertel
19. Berlin (D)- Treptower Park
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20. Berlin (D) - Moabit and Charlottenburg
21. Berlin (D) - Steglitz
22. Tegelen (NL), Kaldenkirchen (D) and Reuver (NL)
23. Swalmen (NL)
24. Groenlo (NL)
25. Zwillbrock (D)
26. Enschede (NL)
27. 2015 New year's drive - part 1: Koksijde (B)
28. 2015 New year's drive - part 2: Veurne (B)
29. 2015 New year's drive - part 3: Cap Gris-Nez (F)
30. 2015 New year's drive - part 4: Wimereux (F)
31. 2015 New year's drive - part 5: Normandy (F)
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32. 2015 New year's drive - part 6: Paris - La Défense (F)
33. Roubaix (F)
34. Charleville-Mézières (F)
35. Müllerthal (LU)
36. Nancy (F)
37. The land of three rivers, Part 1 - Mettlach (D)
38. The land of three rivers, Part 2 - Losheim am See (D)
39. The land of three rivers, Part 3 - The Mosel and Sauer (D and LU)
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40. Timisoara (RO)
41. Sibiu (RO)
 

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1. Netherlands and Germany: Terborg, 's-Heerenberg, Emmerich and Kleve, part 1

I will start with a post about a part about my native country, the Netherlands - albeit one that I had never visited until a few years ago - as well as a part of neighbouring Germany. Last July, a friend and I went for a bikeride past the Dutch towns of Terborg and 's-Heerenberg, and the German towns of Emmerich and Kleve, a 70 km round trip from my friend's house in the rural Achterhoek region of the eastern Netherlands. (photos taken on 2015-07-11)


1. Crossing the A18 motorway to the west of Doetinchem


2. Old shed in Terborg, a very small town in the Oude-Ijsselstreek municipality


3/4. Church in Terborg




5/6. Some nice townhouses in Terborg




7/8. I have a soft spot for slightly shabby looking townhouses, which are quite rare in the Netherlands




9. Another church


10. Presbytary
 

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1. Netherlands and Germany: Terborg, 's-Heerenberg, Emmerich and Kleve, part 2

11. We're not far from Germany, but the architecture only sometimes has a slightly German touch


12. Garden furniture store on the way out of Terborg


13/14. The Oude Ijssel river on the edge of Terborg




15. The Oude Ijssel forms the border between the Achterhoek and Montferland/Lienders region to the south. Here the landscape is still quite similar to the Achterhoek, that is to say: a nice, empty classic Dutch landscape, minus the Ditches


16. But a few kilometers south, we come to some slight hills, which feels positively Alpine when having cycled through a plain for quite a few kilometres


17. On the other side of the hill, in the small town of 's-Heerenberg, it's funny to see such a Dutch-looking residential developpement from above (though of course this is also possible in Limburg)


18. The wind turbine is in Germany


19. 's-Heerenberg has a nice centre...
 

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1. Netherlands and Germany: Terborg, 's-Heerenberg, Emmerich and Kleve, part 3

20/21/22/23/24. ... which sits around its castle










25. Germany seen from the path around the castle


26. Some villages around here are catholic, which is visible in the architecture of this hospital


27. Everything looks German straight away after crossing the border just 100 metres up the road from the last photo (actually this picture was taken about 2 metres before the border)


28/29/30. The first German town we get to is Emmerich, which is famous for its bridge over the Rhine




 

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1. Netherlands and Germany: Terborg, 's-Heerenberg, Emmerich and Kleve, part 4

31. View towards Emmerich - population: +/- 30,000 - from the bridge


32. Wedding between Emmerich and Kleve


33. Like many German towns, Kleve - population: +/- 50,000 - was badly damaged in WW2. It nonetheless has quite a nice (rebuilt) centre


34. As well as a castle on a hill


35. It always strikes me that a lot of Nordrhein-Wesphalen would have looked quite similar to Belgium if it hadn't been so badly damaged in the war (because of pre-war houses like this)


36/37/38/39/40. Kleve's castle-hill










I didn't make any pictures of the return journey, as it was dark by then.
 

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02. The Netherlands and Germany: Nijmegen, Kranenburg and Kleve

Thanks Christos:)



As I visit my friend there a few times a year, I thought I'd continue posting pictures of the Achterhoek and surroundings before moving to other countries.
Firstly, the area around the Dutch-German border again:
The Dutch town of Nijmegen (in Gelderland, pop.: +/- 170,000) and the German village of Kranenburg + some more Kleve. I like this region, and hope to explore more of it. I once visited the small town of Kevelaer, which is very nice, but I didn't make any pictures there. (pictures taken on 2014-11-28)

41. Nijmegen - the oldest town in the Netherlands - was destroyed at the end of WW2, but nonetheless has quite a special atmosphere. I've only visited it once or twice, and my only picture of it is of the main square:


42. Just over the border, Kranenburg has a castle ...:


43. ... and a nice church:


44. Church windows:


45. Typical house:


46. Kranenburg is probably the most Dutch-feeling village in Germany. People there also seem to speak both Dutch and German, as you can see on the sign on this snack-bar: 'eethuis' is Dutch, while 'Brötchen' and 'Lieferservice' are German:


47. This wedding shop looks more German though:


48/49/50. Lastlty, a nice building near Kleve:




 

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3. The Netherlands: Tolkamer, Part 1

Thanks for the comments General Electric and Yansa:)

Staying in the region around - Dutch province of - Gelderland-German border: the small town of Tolkamer, that lies on the Rhine in the Rijnwaarden municipality. The weather wasn't very good for pictures, but seeing as I probably won't visit Tolkamer again for a very long tome, if ever, I made some anyway. (pictures taken on 2013-12-01)


51. Looking across the Rhine towards Germany:


52/53. Houses on the promenade along the Rhine:




One-storey terassed houses such as these - and terassed houses in general - are typical of the Netherlands, even though these have a slight Gelderland look:

54. Late 19th/early 20th century:


55. 1930's:
 

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3. The Netherlands: Tolkamer, Part 2

56/57/58/59/60/61/62/63. Very symetrical houses with a door in the middle seem to be typical of some parts of Gelderland:
















64. A typically Dutch 1930's house:


65. A less common - but not uncommon - style:


66. 1930's transformer house:
 

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4. The Netherlands: Winterswijk, Part 1

Thanks for the comment Yansa:) Yes, that one's my favourite too.

As I still have enough photos to show you for a year of winter sundays, I thought I'd get on with my posts on the Dutch Achterhoek, so that I can soon move on to other parts of Europe. I'll now continue with the region's three "major" towns, starting with Winterswijk, which has about 24,000 inhabitants. (photos taken on 2015-07-12, the day after we cycled to Kleve - which was a Sunday, explaining the lack of people)


67. Station


68/69. The street running along the front of the station




70. The railway line towards Groenlo


71. 'Winterswijk Agricultural Union' behind the station


72/73. The street back to the centre




74/75. Sidestreet




76. Not only Amsterdam, but every self-respecting Dutch town has a coffeshop:D (in the building on the corner)


77. 1930's building
 

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4. The Netherlands: Winterswijk, Part 2

78/79/80/81. Along the main street








82/83/84/85. The main square








86. Town hall


87. Though not the kind of place you'd expect it, Winterswijk had quite a big Jewish community before WW2


88/89/90. Winterswijk is now a small town, but can't have been more than a village for a long time




 

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4. The Netherlands: Winterswijk, Part 3

91. School


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93/94/95/96/97/98/99/100/101. Back on the main street,


















102/103/104. Winterswijk Synagogue




 

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5. The Netherlands: Doetinchem

Now Doetinchem (pop: +/- 55,000), the Achterhoek's main town and a former centre for the textile industry. Allied bombers mistook Doetinchem for a German town on a number of occasions during WW2. As a result, the centre - which I don't have any pictures of - could have been that of any suburban Dutch town. Some pictures from around the centre:


102. Station, 2013-04-06


103. Bus-stop by the station, 2013-11-30


104/105. The Oude Ijssel river and some factories slated for demolition, 2013-04-08 and 2013-11-30




106. Artistic immitation pylon, 2013-11-30


107. 1930's building, 2013-11-30


108. I think this is part of a prison, 2013-11-30


109. Mansion, 2013-11-30


110/111. Gelderland-style houses, 2013-11-30




112. 1950's church, 2013-11-30
 

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6. The Netherlands: Zutphen

Thanks Yansa:)

Zutphen, the Achterhoek's second largest town, and definately its most beautiful, has about 40,000 inhabitants and lies on the Ijssel river on the north-western edge of the region. Zutphen is in the province of Gelderland, but near the border with the province of Overijssel. Photos taken on 2013-04-07.


113. 1930's 'Amsterdam School'-style water tower on the edge of Zutphen's centre


114. Going into the centre


115/116. Street around the inside of the ramparts




117. ...


118. Nineteenth/early twentieth century houses along the waterfront


119. The Ijssel


120. ...


121/122. Ramparts and town gate




123/124/125.




 
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