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Some Dutch history


The unwanted visit of Pope John Paul II, 1985...


Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie — post-Napoleonic military flood system...


Stelling van Amsterdam — a "city wall made of water."...

Polders — below the water table...


Sloterplas, west Amsterdam — a man-made lake where there had been a lake...

• The accidental American bombing of Nijmegen in World War II....


• The "New Spelling" of 1996...