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Nearby images in Netherlands


A: IJsselkade Doesburg

by Michel Geven, 3.4 km away

Pole panorama of a part of the IJsselkade project in the city of Doesburg along the river IJssel

IJsselkade Doesburg

B: Statue IJsselkade

by Michel Geven, 3.4 km away

Pole panorama of the IJsselkade in Doesburgh with a view on the river IJssel together with the colorf...

Statue IJsselkade

C: Van Brakellhofje

by Michel Geven, 3.4 km away

Van Brakellhofje named after the person Willem de Vaynes van Brakell, comander of the city Doesburg w...

Van Brakellhofje

D: Market in Doesburg

by Michel Geven, 3.5 km away

The start of the market early in the morning in the historic city of Doesburg

Market in Doesburg

E: IJsselkade Doesburg

by Michel Geven, 3.6 km away

Pole panorama of the IJsselkade project in the city of Doesburgh with the river IJssel visible during...

IJsselkade Doesburg

F: Rhederoord

by Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin, 4.5 km away


G: Church of Voordrempt

by Michel Geven, 5.4 km away

Church of Voordrempt seen from the graveyard with no leaves on the trees yet but the spring flowers a...

Church of Voordrempt

H: Herikhuizerveld

by Michel Geven, 5.5 km away

Flowering Common Gorse on National Park Veluwezoom


I: Herikhuizerveld 2

by Michel Geven, 5.5 km away

Flowering Common Gorse at National park Veluwezoom

Herikhuizerveld 2

J: Centre of Brummen

by Michel Geven, 5.6 km away

View from a street crossing in the centre of the village Brummen. Every crossing has a large white ci...

Centre of Brummen

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

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