Ten things to love about Dutch Towns


There’s a thing about Dutch towns. Well, not just one, actually, but quite a few. After a  short discussion, we came up with a list of ten to share with you.

Ten Things to Love about Dutch Towns.

We see it, feel it and try to photograph it when we’re out and about with our cameras. New York is special, so is Barcelona or Edinburgh, and so are the Dutch towns. Whichever angle you to try to look at them or analyze them, they set themselves apart from towns in other countries. Is it their Dutchness? If so, what is it that makes them so distinctly Dutch?

Before we start, we want to mention an obvious omission: people. Nope, it’s not number 9. Try number 2? Nope again. It’s not on the list. There is a simple explanation for this. People surpass this list. Describing a town or its characteristics without people is talking about towns without a soul. Ghost towns. As far as we know, there are no ghost towns in the Netherlands – our country is far too small to leave any piece of land unoccupied for too long. So, rest assured, yes we will mention people, the people who shape towns, its history and who live in them, make them. Our list will have people and photographs in abundance and we will be dishing up these 10 things to love about Dutch Towns in the weeks to come. Stay tuned!

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4 thoughts on “Ten things to love about Dutch Towns

  1. Ing, Bjorn, mag ik even zo vrij zijn om voor de komende maanden een verzoeknummertje in te dienen? 🙂 Een serietje of een post over Leiden. Met mooie plaatjes waar ik naar kan kijken vanuit het verre, mocht ik heimwee krijgen….

  2. Wow, now that’s what I call the best incentive to keep adding text to our photos. Many thanks Bill, for your kind words, much appreciated! You can take a shot at guessing what #10 will be about, if you like? A hint: it has little to do with photography… but is essential to the photographer 🙂

  3. Great idea. I look forward to your top ten list together with the photos. I really enjoy your style of writing… especially in Enlish too! I’m staying tuned.

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