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The World's Flowershop

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Tulip Fields 2018

Abstract Aerial Art

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. 

Dutch Tulip Fields

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The Art Of Drones - Dutch Tulips 4K

The Art Of Drones

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 (many of which are large commercial operations) 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.  

Dutch Aerial Highlights

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Holland-Netherlands-4k

alvisex@gmail.com

Filled with a variety of shots and pops of natural sound that help bring you in to the piece, this exciting compilation features the Netherlands from the ground and from above. Pilot and cinematographer alvisex@gmail.com shows us the country’s notorious windmills, tulip fields, bevy of bridges and canals, historic cathedrals, and so much more in this four-minute piece. The nearly overwhelming amount of 4K footage of Holland must have taken him copious amounts of time to capture!

Amsterdam and Rotterdam

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The Netherlands | Amsterdam & Rotterdam

Rein Martens

See the two most famous cities in the Netherlands from above in this travel piece by pilot Rein Martens. He’ll use both ground and aerial cameras to show some of the historic buildings and tulip fields in full bloom in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is known for its extensive art scene, its elaborate canal system and 17th century Golden Age architecture. Rotterdam is known for its seafaring history and modern architecture, and eas heavily damaged in World War II.  

Kinderdijk: UNESCO Dutch Village

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Unesco - Kinderdijk 4K

Mikezwijgers

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.  

South Brabant: Den Bosch

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Den Bosch Is Mooier...

Veerdonkvisuals

Den Bosch is an important Dutch city.  It is the largest municipality and capital of the province of North Brabant, a region rich in historical significance which is in the southern Netherlands, along the border with Belgium.  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 approximately to "Duke's Forest" in reference to its early ownership.  

Rotterdam: Europe's Largest Port

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The Mighty Port of Rotterdam by Drone

Mikezwijgers

The port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands handles millions of containerloads of freight every year.  For forty years 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 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.

Aerial Tour of the Netherlands

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Netherlands from above

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Take an aerial tour of the Netherlands in this fantastic drone video by OCdrone.  The video beautifully captures some of the landscapes and seascapes of this country on the great North European Plain.  It includes bird's eye views of the Dutch countryside, its North Sea coastline, and its extensive dykes and other feats of hydro-engineering.  It also includes some great aerial shots of some fabled Dutch windmills as well as some of the country's quaint medieval towns.

South Holland: Brielle

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Tour through Brielle/Netherlands

silvano1988

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.

The Dutch Countryside by Drone

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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.

The Deltaworks: Keeping the Sea at Bay

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The Dutch Deltaworks by Drone

Mikezwijgers

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.  

South Holland: West head Lighthouse

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Lighthouse Westhoofd (Ouddorp, The Netherlands)

XL Creations

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 (West Head Lighthouse) 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. 

Iconic Dutch Castles and Windmills

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Castles and Windmills - MavicPro 4K

benpwallis

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.

Frieseland: Ameland

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The Art Of Drones - Ameland Waddeneiland 4K

The Art Of Drones

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. 

The Netherlands: The Great European Plain

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The Art Of Drones - The Netherlands on Ice 4K

The Art Of Drones

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.

The Zeeland Bridge over the Scheldt

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Zeelandbrug (Zierikzee) in 4K

XL Creations

Dutch contributor XL Creations created this spectacular drone video of the longest bridge in the Netherlands.  The Zeelandbrug (usually referred to simply as the 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.

Gelderland: Loevestein Castle

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Castle Loevestein - Panasonic GH5 + Mavic

Mikezwijgers

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.  

North Holland: Zaanse Shcans

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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.  

Vlieland, West Frisian Islands

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Vlieland: An Island of the Netherlands

nielsboere

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.

Aerial Tour of North Brabant

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Noord Brabant, Netherlands Drone Video 4K

NTG DRONE

North Brabant (sometimes just called Brabant) is the main province of the southern Netherlands.  It occupies some of the most fought-over land in Europe, on the North European Plain.  Unlike most of the Netherlands, there is a large Catholic community here, as well as a strong cultural affinity with the Belgian neighbor.  Much of the province sided with the (Catholic) Habsburgs during the 80 Years War.  In this video, you'll get an aerial tour of this historic province, compliments of contributor NTG Drone.

Hague Province: Scheveningen Beach

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Scheveningen Beach, Netherlands

Skaty

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.  

Zeeland: Submerged Saeftinghe

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Drowned Land of Saeftinghe, Netherlands

XL Creations

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. 

Groningen: Fort Bourtange

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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  contributor and pilot 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.   

Amsterdam: Capital of the Netherlands

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Amsterdam at Sunrise

Passport_Aerial

See the Dutch city of Amsterdam in a new light in this fantastic drone video from Passport_Aerial.  It's the capital of the country and its largest city, the center of an urban area of about 2.5 million.  Originating from a dam on the Amstel River, Amsterdam was one of the 2-3 most important cities in the world in the 17th century.  It's still an important business and financial center, known around the world for its canals and cafes as well as for historical sites like the house where Anne Frank hid during World War II.

North Holland: Muiden Castle

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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. 

Eidhoven and the Hague

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Aerial Views of Eindhoven and the Hague, Netherlands

BG Drone

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.

Utrecht: De Haar Castle

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Dutch Castle De Haar in Four Seasons

droneflybennie

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. 

Narden: Star Fortress City

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Naarden. The most beautiful fortified city in the Netherlands

XL Creations

Naarden is an important historical town in the Netherlands.  It's located in the Gooi region of the province of North Holland, east of the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam.  It is known for its star-shaped fortification, a design which evolved in the early years of gunpowder-based warfare in the 15th century.  The town's unusual shape was used as a navigation aid by Allied bombers in World War II; you can see it from a somewhat lower altitude in the beautiful drone video by XL Creations. 

The Dutch Lowlands

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Lowlands of the Dutch peninsulas

rlardon

If you've heard the term the "Great Plain of Northern Europe" and wondered what it really meant, this drone video by contributor Rlardon will tell you.  This footage was shot over the Zuid-Beveland Peninsula in the Dutch province of Zeeland and the Belgian towns of Straboek and Wijnegem.  These areas, like most of the Benelux country region, are part of a vast plain which extends southwards from here to western France, down to the Pyrenees.  

The Ij: Amsterdam's Route to the Sea

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Amsterdam - 2019 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

Contributor bartreding created this awesome drone video of Amsterdam, the Dutch capital city.  Unlike most drone videos of the city which focus on its canals, this one centers on the Ij, the city's most important waterway.  The Ij connects the North Sea Canal to the west with the Markemeer, the inland lake which lies to the east of Amsterdam.  The origins of the Ij are not clear, and its shape has changed greatly over the years due to hydro-engineering as well as climate changes.  

Europoort: Maasvlakte

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Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Industry) in 4K

XL Creations

XL Creations created this fascinating drone video of the Maasvlakte, a piece of reclaimed land in the Dutch North Sea at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas River.  It was built in the 1960's as a way to enlarge the  Port of Rotterdam, at the time the world's busiest port (and still Europe's busiest), which lies a bit upstream.  It's now a massive industrial and transportation complex and part of the Europoort, the area west of the original port which had been developed starting in the 19th century.

South Holland: Kinderdijk

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Flying in Kinderdijk

pepinair

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.

Vlissingen, Scheldt Estuary

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Vlissingen, Netherlands - 2019 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

The Scheldt River is one of Europe's most important waterways.   At the head of its estuary is the Belgian port of Antwerp, for a time in the Middle Ages the economic center of Europe and still home to one of its largest ports.  The town of Vissingen sits in a highly strategic position at the mouth of the river where it empties into the North Sea.  Fought over for centuries, you can see this beautiful one-time Dutch East Indies Company port from an aerial perspective in this drone video by bartreding.  

Flevoland: Village of Urk

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The gorgeous fishing vilage Urk, The Netherlands

The Netherlands from above

The Dutch seaside village of Urk has roots that go back for a millenium.  It sits on the approaches to the Zwarte Zwarte Meer in central Netherlands, in the province of Flevoland.  The life of the town revolves around fishing.  Contributor The Netherlands from Above used a drone to create an amazing aerial view of his hometown.  Take in the beautiful red roofs, the greenery along the water, and the gorgeous fishing boats, all from a bird's eye view!

Historic Roermond, Limburg Province

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Roermond in 4K | Drone Shots | DJI Phantom 4

Promotion Films

Promotion Films created this drone video of Roermond a historically significant town in the Limburg Province of the southeastern Netherlands.  It's situated on the banks of the River Meuse, near the German border.  Sitting on some of the most fought-over territory in Europe, Roermond has been at or near of many of the largest conflicts that have plagued Western Europe: the Hundred Years War, the 80 Years War by which the Netherlands won their indepedence from Spain, and the Napoleonic Wars.  

The Meuse River

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The Meuse | Netherlands Drone Video - Europe in 4K

NTG DRONE

Contributor NTG Drone created this beautiful drone video of a spot on the Meuse River in the Netherlands.  The river rises in northern France, flows north through Begium and into the Netherlands, where it flows through the Rhine/Scheldt Delta before emptying into the North Sea.  The river has played an extremely important role in military conflicts in the region for centuries; major battles of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1 as well as both World Wars were fought on its banks.  

Texel Island

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aerial lighthouse sunset on Texel

Matthijs

Contributor Matthijs created this drone video of Texel, an important island of the Netherlands.  It's the largest and second westernmost of the West Frisian Islands, a chain of just over a dozen islands which extends along the Dutch coast.  Part of the province of North Holland, the island is famous as being the site of a number of important naval battles, including (during the Napoleonic Wars) a battle where a Dutch fleet was frozen in and defeated by a French army formation on horseback.  

Summer in Rural Limburg

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Three Days of Summer - Zuid-Limburg (Netherlands)

JarneButtiens

Here's a stunning aerial view of the rural landscape of the Dutch province of Limburg, compliments of contributor JamesButtiens.  Limburg is the most geographically isolated of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands; it has longer borders with Belgium and Germany than with the neighboring Dutch province of North Brabant.  One of the key battlegrounds in the bloody 80 Years War for Dutch independence (1568-1848), the now very peaceful countryside consists of rolling hills on the Great European Plain.  

Pettelaarse Schans Fortress

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Pettelaarse Schans 's-Hertogenbosch | The Netherlands Drone Video - Europe in 4K

NTG DRONE

Contributor NTG Drones created this beautiful drone's eye view of a fortress in the northern part of the Netherlands.   Pettelaarse Schans is a star shaped fort (sometimes called a bastion fort) which is situated just south of 's-Hertogenbosch, one of the main city's of the Noord-Brabant region of the country.  Constructed in 1623, the fort was successfully beseiged by Dutch forces in 1629, during the latter part of the 80 Years War in which the Dutch won their independence from Imperial Spain.  

The Pyramid of Austerlitz, Utrecht

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Morning flight at Austerlitz

rengervanesveld

Here's an amazing aerial view of a historical monument in the Netherlands, compliments of contributor rengervanesveld.  The Pyramid of Austerlitz is situated on the Utrecht Ridge, in the province of the same name.  It was constructed by Napoleon's soldiers in 1804.  It was shortly thereafter renamed in honor of the Battle of Austerlitz, the great 1805 battle which is considered Napoleon's greatest victory.  The pyramid shape of the base was inspired by Napoleon's earlier conquests in Egypt.  

IJsselmeer: Netherlands' Largest Lake

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Dutch Winter

Jeroen Schrage Videography

Top contributor Jeroen Schrage Videography created this amazing winertime aerial video of the largest lake in the Netherlands.  It's called the IJsselmeer, and it's actually only been a lake since the 1930's, when the North Sea inlet known as the Zuiderzee was closed off with a dyke due to ongoing flood risks.  Fed by the IJssel (a Rhine River distributary), the IJsselmeer is now a freshwater reservoir.  Given the climate, the lake partially freezes in winter, as you'll see in the video.  

Ameland and its Lighthouse

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Postcard from Ameland

Jeroen Schrage Videography

Here's a stunning drone video from one of the North Sea islands of the Netherlands, compliments of contributor Jeroen Schrage Videography.  Ameland is a mostly sand dune island which is part of a chain of islands called the West Frisians.  The video opens with a beautiful shot of the Ameland Lighthouse, also known as Bonrif.  Built in 1880, it's one of the principal navigational aids through the West Frisians, which in effect act as a screen to get from the North Sea to the port of Amsterdam.  

Flooded Saeftinghe, Zeeland

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The drowned land of Saeftinghe - 2018 | DJI Mavic Air

bartreding

If you want an idea of what much of the Netherlands would look like but for its extensive hydroengineering efforts over the centuries, take a look at this drone video by bartreding.  It was filmed over the (former) town of Saeftinghe in the Zeeland province in the southwestern part of the country.  Sitting in some of the lowest lands in the country, the area was deliberately flooded during the 80 Years War with Spain (during which the Netherlands won its independence) and has never been recovered.   

Hydroengineering Near Den Bosch

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Kanaalpark Rosmalen near the Máxima Canal Den Bosch | Netherlands Drone Video - Europe in 4K

NTG DRONE

Probably no other country has modified its natural landscape as much as the Netherlands.  Going back to the Middle Ages, Dutch lands have been extensively engineered with dykes, dams, and canals to accommodate the stark fact that most of the country lies below sea level.  In this drone video by NTG Drone, you'll get a glimpse of some of this ingenuity around the town of Den Bosch in North Brabant, on the country's southern border with Belgium.  

Village in the Limburg Province

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DJI MAVIC 2 Zoom Panheel, Limburg, the Netherlands

Ghosttjr

Contributor Ghosttjr used a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom to create this drone video from the southern Netherlands.  It was shot over Panheel, a village in the province of Limburg.  Limburg is the southernmost of the dozen provinces which make up the modern Netherlands.   On a map, the province appears as an odd-looking appendage to the rest of the country, extending well to the southeast.  Its main geographic feature is the River Meuse, one of the most important waterways in northwestern Europe.  

Rilland: Seaside Zeeland Village

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Rilland - 2019 | DJI Mavic Air - SONY A6300

bartreding

Zeeland is the lightly-populated southwestern corner of the Netherlands.  Bordering Belgium to the south, most of Zeeland consists of peninsulas and small islands on a series of bays of the North Sea.  Home to some of the lowest-lying parts of this low-lying country, Zeeland owes much of its existence to the famous Dutch hydroengineering expertise developed over centuries.  In this drone video by bartreding, you'll get an aerial tour of a small Zeeland seaside town called Rilland.   

Seaside Amusement in Scheveningen

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[DRONE VIDEO] Scheveningen, De Pier 4K - DJI Mavic Pro Drone Footage 2017

wildwithchris

Scheveningen is one of the most well-known seaside town in the Netherlands.  It's located on the North Sea just north of the Hague.  The beautiful town, which has attracted the attention of some of the best Dutch painters over the years, boasts a beautiful pier and amusement park.  It's also increasingly popular with extreme sports enthusiasts, specifically kiteboarders and windsurfers. This video features drone footage of this coastal delight, including the quaint town and its pier-side ferris wheel.    

Muiden: Dutch Renaissance Gathering Spot

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Muiderslot castle, Amsterdam Netherlands!

Peter van Haastrecht

Muiden (Muiderslot) is the location of one of the most important castles in the Netherlands. It's situated on the Vecht River east of Amsterdam, at the river's mouth on what used to be the Zuidersee but which is now the enclosed Lake IJsselmeer.  The castle was built in the 14th century.   During the 17th century, Muiden became a gathering spot for many of the leading lights of the Dutch Renaissance, then fell into disuse in the 18th century.  Check it out from above in this drone video by Peter van Haastrecht. 

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