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Utrecht - Oudegracht

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Images à proximité de Utrecht


A: Oudegracht during Spring

Par Nick Gordon, à 10 mètres

These canals are uniek in the world, I've been told. This is because of the cargo holds lower than st...

Oudegracht during Spring

B: Oudegracht in the evening

Par Dieter Hofer, à 70 mètres

Oudegracht in the evening

C: Ledig Erf

Par Nick Gordon, à 300 mètres

Ledig Erf is the name of this 'square' in the 'inner' city. Famous to all inhabitants of Utrecht for ...

Ledig Erf

D: Oudegracht

Par Anton van Tetering, à 330 mètres

The Oudegracht (lit. Old Canal) is the oldest canal in the centre of Utrecht. It is about 2 kilometer...


E: NV-garden behind Tivoli

Par Anton van Tetering, à 330 mètres

NV-garden behind Tivoli

F: Bastion Manenburg, Utrecht

Par Arjan den Boer, à 340 mètres

Een van de Utrechtse bastions, gebouwd rond 1550 door Willem van Noort in opdracht van Karel V. Later...

Bastion Manenburg, Utrecht

G: Wine cellar Hotel Karel V in Utrecht

Par Pieter Angenent, à 340 mètres

Wine cellar Hotel Karel V in Utrecht

H: Bastion Sterrenburg, Utrecht

Par Arjan den Boer, à 360 mètres

Setrrenburg is een van de vier bastions die rond 1550 gebouwd zijn door Willem van Noort in opdracht ...

Bastion Sterrenburg, Utrecht

I: Utrecht Nieuwegracht from Quintijnsbrug

Par Tom Baetsen, à 390 mètres

As a result of the absence of commercial activity the Nieuwegracht always remained quiet, picturesque...

Utrecht Nieuwegracht from Quintijnsbrug

J: Hamburgerbrug

Par Anton van Tetering, à 450 mètres


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Text by Steve Smith.

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