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Blokzijl Holland

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Blokzijl is a very small town at the entrance of the National Park the Weerribben in the Provence of Overijssel in Holland. It is well known by it's narrow streets and the many boats in the small lock at the centre.

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A: Pumping station Stroink Blokzijl Holland

by Albert Brunsting, 2.6 km away

Stroink Pumpingstation Holland

Pumping station Stroink Blokzijl Holland

B: Inside the former church of Kalenberg

by Henk Keijzer, 5.5 km away

Inside the former church of Kalenberg

Inside the former church of Kalenberg

C:

by Caspar Vedral, 8.7 km away

D: Giethoorn

by www.Kugelklick.de, 8.7 km away

Giethoorn

E: Giethoorn Holland

by Albert Brunsting, 8.7 km away

Giethoorn Holland

F: Giethoorn Cafe Fanfare

by Albert Brunsting, 8.7 km away

Giethoorn Holland, in front of Cafe Fanfare, the place where many scenes were shot for Dutch cineast ...

Giethoorn Cafe Fanfare

G: Giethoorn

by Erwin Maassen, 8.8 km away

Giethoorn

H: Malaysian Garden #2 at "De Orchideeën Hoeve"

by Ronald Tichelaar, 9.2 km away

Malaysian Garden #2 at "De Orchideeën Hoeve"

I: Malaysian Garden #1 "De Orchideeën Hoeve"

by Ronald Tichelaar, 9.2 km away

Malaysian Garden #1 "De Orchideeën Hoeve"

J: Into The Gardens Of "De Orchideeën Hoeve"

by Ronald Tichelaar, 9.2 km away

Into The Gardens Of "De Orchideeën Hoeve"

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