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Panorama's in de omgeving van Rotterdam

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A: Enjoying a beer at Belgium Beercafe Boudewijn

door Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 260 hier vandaan

Enjoying my Rochefort 10 Trappist Ale at Belgium Beercafe Bouwewijn in Rotterdam. Boudewijn serves a ...

Enjoying a beer at Belgium Beercafe Boudewijn

B: Gers Magazine - Releaseparty at Merlief Bender

door Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 410 hier vandaan

Hoe GERS is dat? Een gratis magazine over gerse dingen in Rotterdam. We nemen je heel binnenkort mee ...

Gers Magazine - Releaseparty at Merlief Bender

C: Kunsthal

door Gary Quigg, 440 hier vandaan

A large art gallery in Rotterdam designed by Rem Koolhaas. It is situated in the Museumpark next to t...

Kunsthal

D: streetview in Netherlands

door Valentin Arfire, 470 hier vandaan

I have no idea where this place is - if you know please help me place it at the correct place on the map

streetview in Netherlands

E: Kunsthal Rotterdam Modern Art Gallery

door C360.NL - Henri Smeets, 470 hier vandaan

The Kunsthal Rotterdam stages some 25 exhibitions a year. The Kunsthal presents culture in the widest...

Kunsthal Rotterdam Modern Art Gallery

F: Gers Magazine #3 - Launch Party

door Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 670 hier vandaan

A panorama of the launch party of Gers Magazine #3. Gers is a glossy magazine about everything that m...

Gers Magazine #3 - Launch Party

G: Schouwburgplein

door Markus Matern, 750 hier vandaan

This central place in the heart of Rotterdam is 12.250 square meters in size and has been opened to t...

Schouwburgplein

H: De Hoge Heren Apartment Towers

door Gary Quigg, 760 hier vandaan

Built at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge, the two residential towers were, for awhile, the tallest tow...

De Hoge Heren Apartment Towers

I: Rotterdam - Havenmuseum

door Johan Louw, 780 hier vandaan

360° panorama by Johan Louw, view more 360° panorama's and virtual tours at www.johanlouw.nl

Rotterdam - Havenmuseum

J: Maritiem Museum - Kranen

door Markus Matern, 790 hier vandaan

The Maritime Museum has been established in 1873 by Prince Henry of the Netherlands. Sometimes it is ...

Maritiem Museum - Kranen

Dit panorama is genomen in Rotterdam, 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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