Passantenkade (Transit Quay) Loenen
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Passantenkade (Transit Quay) Loenen

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Transit Quay for boats at Vecht river in Loenen is always busy in the summer (it's free!!!!)

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A: Dorpsstraat Loenen (Village Street)

by Dick Schippers, 280 meters away

Loenen is a charming little place on the river Vecht and the centre of this village around the Church...

Dorpsstraat Loenen (Village Street)

B: Loenen medieval church

by Dick Schippers, 380 meters away

The village centre of Loenen is because of the well preserved historical building manner since 1966 a...

Loenen medieval church

C: Lock at Mijnden

by Dick Schippers, 380 meters away

The Mijndense Sluis (lock at Mijnden) is always busy with boats in the summer sailing from the Loosdr...

Lock at Mijnden

D: Public garden at the river Vecht

by Dick Schippers, 600 meters away

Public garden at the banks of the river Vecht to rest and to watch boats go by. In the background mil...

Public garden at the river Vecht

E: Kneuterdijk

by Tom Baetsen, 2.7 km away

Kneuterdijk

F: Cruising along the Vecht river

by Dick Schippers, 2.8 km away

Cruising along the Vecht river in the summer. Here at the "van Leer" bridge in Vreeland.

Cruising along the Vecht river

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by Tom Baetsen, 2.8 km away

H: Vreeland Breedstraat

by Tom Baetsen, 2.8 km away

Vreeland Breedstraat

I: Voorstraat

by Tom Baetsen, 2.9 km away

Voorstraat

J: Oeverdroom

by Tom Baetsen, 2.9 km away

Oeverdroom

This panorama was taken in GooiVechtstreek

This is an overview of GooiVechtstreek

Het Gooi is the area around Hilversum in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a slightly hilly area characterised by its green landscape, its historical charm, the wealth of its inhabitants, and its villas. Het Gooi is known in the Netherlands as the home of the rich and famous.starting around 1500, and reaching a peak in the 17th century, sand was quarried in the area for the expansion of Amsterdam. As a result a number of waterways were dug in 's-Graveland, Naarden and Bussum. The canal system and the arrival of a canal boat system connecting the area to Amsterdam helped the area to grow further economically. Hilversum developed into a centre for the production of wool and textiles.With the laying of canals, and later the railways, wealthy people from Amsterdam and Utrecht began to build grand country homes in the area. Affluent neighbourhoods (e.g. the Bussum neighbourhood of 't Spiegel) developed. As a result of the railway between Amsterdam and Amersfoort in 1874, Hilversum and Bussum were the first to grow. In 1892, after the tram line connecting Laren, Blaricum and Huizen was laid, these towns also developed. In the 1950s the construction of motorways (the A1 and the A27) continued this process.The broadcast industry in Het Gooi developed after the NSF factory (Nederlandse Seintoestellen Fabriek, Dutch Broadcasting-equipment Factory) was built in Hilversum in 1918. It expanded from Hilversum to the other towns nearby. The first television broadcast in the Netherlands was from Bussum. Today the Netherlands Public Broadcasting has offices and studios all over the area.Het Gooi has become heavily populated. Because of the nature in the area and its historic charm, the villages have become attractive to the affluent, including retirees. The population is relatively older and there are many old-age homes. The original inhabitants of the area have been submerged by the flood of newcomers. The local dialect that used to be spoken here has virtually disappeared.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooi

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