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A: haarlem simon de vrieshof

by Frans Frowijn, 20 meters away

haarlem simon de vrieshof

B: Library Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Oldest museum in the Netherlands

by Bo de Visser, 40 meters away

Behind the heavy monumental door of Teylers Museum, a whole world of the past awaits you: the world o...

Library Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Oldest museum in the Netherlands

C: Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The Oval Room

by Henk-Jan de Jong, 40 meters away

The Oval Room of Teylers Museum in Haarlem. Teylers museum is the Netherlands' first and oldest museu...

Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The Oval Room

D: haarlem simon de vrieshof

by Frans Frowijn, 50 meters away

haarlem simon de vrieshof

E: Teylers Museum, Haarlem. Library

by Henk-Jan de Jong, 50 meters away

The Library of Teylers Museum in Haarlem. Teylers museum is the Netherlands' first and oldest museum....

Teylers Museum, Haarlem. Library

F: Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The Instrument Room

by Henk-Jan de Jong, 60 meters away

The Instrument Room of Teylers Museum in Haarlem. Teylers museum is the Netherlands' first and oldest...

Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The Instrument Room

G: Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The Second Fossil Room

by Henk-Jan de Jong, 70 meters away

The Second Fossil Room of Teylers Museum in Haarlem. Teylers museum is the Netherlands' first and old...

Teylers Museum, Haarlem. The Second Fossil Room

H: Teylers museum, Haarlem

by Henk-Jan de Jong, 70 meters away

Teylers Museum, is the Netherlands' first and oldest museum, open to the public since 1784. Unique to...

Teylers museum, Haarlem

I: Teylers museum, Haarlem

by Henk-Jan de Jong, 80 meters away

The Teylers Museum, is the Netherlands' first and oldest museum, open to the public since 1784. Uniqu...

Teylers museum, Haarlem

J: Lange Veerstraat 2, Haarlem, The Netherlands

by Ron Duijzings, 90 meters away

Lange Veerstraat at Haarlem, The Netherlands

Lange Veerstraat 2, Haarlem, The Netherlands

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/haarlem-centrum, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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