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Tuin de Kloet punt

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A: Tuin de Kloet zitje

by Tom Baetsen, 10 meters away

Tuin de Kloet zitje

B: Tuin de Kloet gazon

by Tom Baetsen, 20 meters away

Tuin de Kloet gazon

C: Ringdijk Horstermeerpolder

by Tom Baetsen, 1.5 km away

This picture was taken from the dyke that keeps the water from the  Kortenhoefse Plassen (visible her...

Ringdijk Horstermeerpolder

D: residents protest horstermeerpolder

by Tom Baetsen, 1.9 km away

The inhabitants of the Horstermeerpolder protest against the province of Noord  Holland and Water Boa...

residents protest horstermeerpolder

E: Voorste Molen

by Emile Duijker, 2.2 km away

Voorste Molen

F: South lock Graveland (Zuidersluis)

by Dick Schippers, 2.7 km away

Lock in the 's-Gravelandsevaart, between 's-Gravelandsevaart and the Hilversum Canal.

South lock Graveland (Zuidersluis)

G: Self-Service Lock Raaisluis

by Dick Schippers, 2.8 km away

Example of a small self-service lock at Kortenhoef called the "Raaisluis" 

Self-Service Lock Raaisluis

H: Trompenburgh

by Dick Schippers, 2.8 km away

De Trompenburgh is a 17th century manor house in 's-Graveland, North Holland, Netherlands, designed b...

Trompenburgh

I: Trompenburg s-Graveland front

by Tom Baetsen, 2.8 km away

Trompenburg manor at Zuidereinde in s-Graveland belonging to dutch naval hero, admiral Cornelis Tromp...

Trompenburg s-Graveland front

J: 's-Graveland Estate Trompenburgh

by Dick Schippers, 2.9 km away

De Trompenburgh is a 17th-century manor house in 's-Graveland, North Holland, Netherlands, designed b...

's-Graveland Estate Trompenburgh

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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