Discover Top Bird's Eye Views of the Netherlands

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Tour through Brielle/Netherlands


Contributor Silvano1988 created this beautiful drone video of the historic Dutch town of Brielle.  It's located in the western Netherlands, in the South Holland province.  The town played a pivotal role in the 80 Years War, which raged from 1568-1648 over control of what Benelux region.  In 1572, the town was captured by Protestant rebels fighting the forces of Spain's King Phillip II led by the Grand Duke of Alba; this was a turning point that eventually led to Dutch independence.

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Beyond Amsterdam, a 2017 showreel.

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Amsterdam is certainly the most well known city in the Netherlands, although technically it is not the seat of the central government, which is located at the Hague.  In this beautiful drone video, AirVuz contibutor Jaap gives us a bird's eye view of the splendid Dutch city and its immediate surroundings, which includes pastoral landscapes replete with iconic windmills, tulip fields, canals, and other hallmarks of the Dutch urban and rural landscapes.

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Den Bosch Is Mooier...


Den Bosch is an important city in the southern Netherlands.  It is the largest municipality in the province of North Brabant, a region rich in historical significance which is in the southern Netherlands, along the border with Belgium to the south.  Top AirVuz contributor Veerdonkvisuals used a drone to create this unforgettable aerial video of the town, which was created in the 12th century and whose names translates to "Duke's Forest" in reference to its early ownership.

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Unesco - Kinderdijk 4K


Kinderdijk is an incredibly well preserved Dutch village in the Netherlands province of South Holland.  It is known primarily for its large concentration of old fashioned windmills, which were not invented by the Dutch but where an older design was perfected.  AirVuz contributor Mike Zwiggers used a combination of drone and ground footage to create this amazing video of the town, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

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The Art Of Drones - Dutch Tulips 4K

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Perhaps no other country sees such profound change with the arrival of Spring as the Netherlands.  As March turns to April and May, the tulip fields which dot the Dutch countryside turn to brilliant colors of pink, yellow, and red.  As amazing as this is from ground level, a drone brings an entirely new perspective to this phenomenon.  Contributor Art of Drones created an amazing aerial view of a Dutch flowerfield in this video.  

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The Mighty Port of Rotterdam by Drone


The port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands handles millions of containerloads of freight every year.  For a forty year period after World War II, it was the busiest port in the world, and it continues to be the biggest in Europe.  Its massive facilities provide the crucial connection point for freight traffic between Europe and Asia.  Contributor Mike Zwigjers used a DJI Mavic Pro to create an amazing aerial video of this mammoth harbor in the southern Netherlands, the driver of the economy of the second largest Dutch city.

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The Dutch Deltaworks by drone


Much of the Netherlands lies below sea level and is thus prone to flooding.  Over the centuries, the Dutch developed advanced water control technologies to keep the (highly productive and populated) land from being washed away by the sea.  The Dutch Deltaworks is one of the keys to this whole flood control system.  Top contributor Mike Zwijgers used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this amazing video showing this sophisticated system from an aerial perspective.  

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Lighthouse Westhoofd (Ouddorp, The Netherlands)

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An early seafaring nation, the Dutch excelled at navigation technology.  This expertise later translated into sophisticated lighthouse systems to allow ships to avoid the dangers of the oftentimes treacherous North Sea shores.  The Lighthouse Westhoofd in Ouddorp occupies an important position in protecting the opening of the Hollands Diep.  Contributor XL Creations used a drone to create an great aerial view of the lighthouse, constructed in 1946. 

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Castles and Windmills - MavicPro 4K


While the Dutch did not invent windmills, they  developed the post mill design which is the most iconic.  The harnessing of wind to saw timber for ships was one of the reasons that Holland (the western province of the Netherlands) was able to establish a huge overseas empire in the 16th-17th centuries, in effect punching far above its weight.  Contributor Benpwallis used a drone to create an amazing aerial tour of these predecessors to modern wind turbines.

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The Art Of Drones - Ameland Waddeneiland 4K

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The Art of Drone created this beautiful bird's eye view of a Dutch island off the coast of the mainland Netherlands.  The island's beautiful seashores make it a popular tourist destination.  Ameland is one of the West Frisians, a chain of about a dozen islands off the northwestern coast of the country in the North Sea.  Ameland is part of the Friesland province, a territory which includes the northwestern part of the mainland plus some (although not all) of the West Frisians. 

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The Art Of Drones - The Netherlands on Ice 4K

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One of the defining geographical features of Europe is its North European Plain.  It includes some of the major agricultural areas of northern Europe, as well as major cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, and Warsaw.  Given the lack of mountainous obstacles, it's also some of the most fought over land in the world.  In this video by the Art of Drones, you'll get an epic bird's eye view of the countryside of the Netherlands, at the western end of the great plain.

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Zeelandbrug (Zierikzee) in 4K

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Dutch contributor XL Creations created this spectacular drone video of the longest bridge in the Netherlands.  The Zeelandbrug (Zeeland Bridge) connects the islands of Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland over the estuary of the Scheldt River in the Zeeland province.  Built in the early 1960's, at the time of completion it was the longest bridge in Europe.  Composed of 50 spans, the bridge has a total length of just over five kilometers, or about three miles.

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Castle Loevestein - Panasonic GH5 + Mavic


Contributor and drone pilot Mikezwijgers used a DJI Mavic Pro combined with ground camera footage to create this aerial tour of a well known castle in the Netherlands.  Loevestein Castle is a 14th century structure near the town of Zaltbommel in the central Netherlands.  Until the 20th century, the castle was one of the key positions in the Dutch Waterline, a system of dykes and fortifications built in the 17th century which could turn Holland into an island via flooding.  

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Zaanse schans

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If you want an aerial view of a quaint town in the Dutch countryside, check out this video of Zaanse Schans by contributor Jaap.  Located just a short drive northwest of Amsterdam, it's home to some of the best-preserved houses and windmills in the Netherlands.  Zaanse Schans is part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, a route through a group of European cities and towns that offer well-preserved looks into the continent's industrial past.  

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Vlieland - an island above the Netherlands


Contributor Nielsboere created this stunning drone video of Vlieland, an island in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherland.  It's one of the westernmost of the West Frisian Island, a chain which is separated from the northwestern Dutch coast by the Wadden Sea.  One of the most sparsely populated areas in the Netherlands, during World War II it was fortified by occupying Nazi Germany as part of the Atlantic Wall.   The western part of the island consists almost entirely of sand.

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Noord Brabant, Netherlands Drone Video 4K


North Brabant (sometimes just called Brabant) is the main province of the southern Netherlands.  It occupies some of the most fought-over land in Western Europe, on the great North European Plain.  Unlike most of the Netherlands, there is a large Catholic community here, as well as strong cultural affinity with Belgium to the south.  In this video, you'll get an aerial tour of this historic province, compliments of contributor NTG Drone.

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Scheveningen Beach, Netherlands


Scheveningen is one of the districts that make up the Hague, the Dutch capital and the third largest city in the Netherlands.  It's home to some of the finest beaches and seaside resorts in the Benelux region.  Now known for its quaint beaches, the area was the site of one of the most famous battles of the First Anglo-Dutch War of the mid-17th century.  At the Battle of Scheveningen in 1653, onlookers stood on these beaches and watched the English Navy inflict a heavy defeat on Dutch naval forces.  

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Flying in Kinderdijk


One of the major natural dangers facing any non-arid plains area is flooding.  This is particularly so if there is a nearby river.  As a country on the Great Plain of Europe and crossed by numerous rivers, the Dutch developed some of the most sophisticated flood control techniques the world has ever seen.  Perhaps the best place to see this is in the area around Kinderdijk, a small town in South Holland near the confluence of several rivers.  See Kinderdijk from above, compliments of contributor Pepinair.

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Drowned Land of Saeftinghe, Netherlands

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XL Creations created this marvelous drone video of Saeftinghe, a famous swampy area of the Netherlands.  Saeftinghe was a 13th century town in the Zeeland Province.  During the 80 Years War for the independence of the Netherlands, the area was flooded by desperate Dutch soldiers.  Despite numerous attempts to reclaim it, the area has remained a swamp and in fact is now protected as such.  It's now known as the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe. 

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Tulip Fields 2018

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Despite the close association between tulips and the Netherlands (particularly the Holland region), the flower is not actually native to the area.  Tulips actually came to Holland from present-day Turkey in the 16th century.  Today, Holland is sometimes called the Flowershop of the World due to its prominent tulip growing industry.  If you like aerial views of these beautiful flowers, sit back and enjoy the splendid colors in this Drone Video of the Week nominated video from Abstract Aerial Art. 

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Fort Bourtange in The Netherlands.

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Here's a bird's eye view of an important fortress in the northern Netherlands, near the German border, compliments of Wout.  Bourtange Fortress is near the city of Groningen, the largest city in the northern Dutch province of the same name. It was completed in the late 16th century, during the course of the long fight for Dutch independence from Spain called the Eighty Years War.  The star-shaped fort was situated here to cover a road between Groningen and northwestern Germany.   

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Muiden Castle, the Netherlands

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Contributor Jaap put together this bird's eye view of Muiden, a well known castle in the Netherlands.  It's located in a town of the same name, just a few minutes south of Amsterdam.  The current structure was constructed in the 14th century on the ruins of a castle which had been built about a century earlier.  It was used as a prison for a time in the 18th century, and was almost destroyed (again) but saved by an intervention by the Dutch King in the 19th century and subsequently restored. 

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Aerial Views of Eindhoven and the Hague, Netherlands

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BG Drone created this beautiful aerial look at two of the most important cities in the Netherlands.  Eindohoven is the #5 Dutch city by population, and capital of the North Brabant province in the southern part of the country.  The Hague is the capital of the South Holland province, in the southwestern part of the country.  While it's not the capital of the country, some of its most important governmental functions are located here.  It's the third largest Dutch city after Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

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Dutch Castle De Haar in Four Seasons


De Haar is a very well known castle in the central Netherlands, in the Utrecht province.  It was built in the late 14th century, nearly destroyed in a fire, and rebuilt in the 16th century.  After that, it fell into disuse for over 200 years.  Beginning in 1892, it underwent a 15 year restoration as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece.  The castle is just a short distance from the provincial capital Utrecht, the fourth-largest Dutch city.  Droneflybenny created this marvelous aerial view of the famous castle, shot over four seasons.