Afsluitdijk Monument Netherlands
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Afsluitdijk Monument Netherlands

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A: The dike between North Sea and Ijsselmeer

od Emile Duijker, 10 meters away

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The dike between North Sea and Ijsselmeer

B: Monument on the Afsluitdijk, The Netherlands

od Karel Gillissen, 40 meters away

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C: Afsluitdijk

od claudio-agostini, 200 meters away

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D: Den Oever

od Emile Duijker, 5.8 km daleko

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E: Tulip Fileds of Holland

od Mark de Graaf, 13.7 km daleko

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F: Ijsselmeer

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G: Stavoren The Netherlands

od Jürgen Diemer, 18.8 km daleko

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H: Oudeschild harbour

od Tom Baetsen, 19.0 km daleko

Oudeschild harbour

I: Texel Oudeschild Excursion

od Tom Baetsen, 19.1 km daleko

Texel Oudeschild Excursion

J: Hindeloopen1 (2010)

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