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A: IJsclub Vlietland IJstest 2012

door Mark de Graaf, 40 hier vandaan

IJsclub Vlietland IJstest 2012

B: Oude trambrug in Schipluiden

door Willem Schulte, 550 hier vandaan

De Trambrug over de Vlaardingervaart bij Schipluiden was een brugverbinding waar vroeger stoomtrams v...

Oude trambrug in Schipluiden

C: Ice skating fun at canal Schipluiden 2012

door Mark de Graaf, 560 hier vandaan

Ice skating fun at canal Schipluiden 2012

D: Schipluiden

door Hans Molenkamp, 570 hier vandaan

Schipluiden, in het groene hart van Middendelfland. Populair bij liefhebbers van alle vormen van buit...

Schipluiden

E: Op Hodenpijl Schipluiden

door Mark de Graaf, 1.6 hier vandaan

Op Hodenpijl Schipluiden

F: Uitzichtpunt De Stoelen Midden Delfland

door Mark de Graaf, 2.0 hier vandaan

Uitzichtpunt De Stoelen Midden Delfland

G: Zicht op het dorpje 't Woudt in Midden-Delfland

door Willem Schulte, 3.0 hier vandaan

Uitzicht over het kleine dorpje 't Woudt in Midden-Delfland in Zuid-Holland op het mooiste moment van...

Zicht op het dorpje 't Woudt in Midden-Delfland

H: Vlaardingse Vaart

door Hans Molenkamp, 3.0 hier vandaan

Als deel van Middendelfland is het gebied rond de vaart en met name rond de Bommeer erg populair bij ...

Vlaardingse Vaart

I: The village 't Woud

door Hans Molenkamp, 3.1 hier vandaan

The very small village with the old Dutch name 't Woud is situated near the city of Delft. It is a ve...

The village  't Woud

J: Den Hoorn village entrance, The Netherlands

door Thijs Berkman, 3.4 hier vandaan

Den Hoorn village entrance, The Netherlands

Dit panorama is genomen in Netherlands, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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