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Some Dutch history


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

Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie — a precision military flood boundary...

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

Polders — keeping feet dry below the water table...

• The boezemstelsel, a dispersed reservoir system between polders and out-to-sea...

Nijmegen is the oldest city* in the Netherlands...

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

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

• The "New Spelling" of 1996...