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Photos of castles, palaces, fortresses, temples, cathedrals, monasteries - Holland

Holland gained popularity thanks to its beautiful canals, picturesque landscapes with windmills and colorful flower fields, rich culture and art, as well as, of course, architectural attractions. As if an illustration for a fairy tale, medieval castles rise, the drainage of the collection of armor of which reminds of noisy knightly tournaments; flowering gardens surround royal palaces; and above them are pointed peaks of cathedrals and temples.

Church Nieuweckerk

Holland, Amsterdam, XV century temple

Nyivekirk is the main national temple, where ceremonies for the coronation of Dutch monarchs are held.

Royal Palace

Holland, Amsterdam, the palace, XVII

In the center of Amsterdam rises the "eighth wonder of the world" - as the Dutch themselves respectfully call the Royal Palace. The monumental building, crowned by a huge dome with a weather vane, is one of the main attractions of the city.

Church of Our Lord in the attic

Holland, Amsterdam, a temple of the XVII century

An unusual temple is really located in the attic of a quite secular old building. A small organ sounded here, masses were served, and people even managed in close quarters to make a procession in a circle.

Temple Oudekerk

Holland, Amsterdam, XVI century temple

In the center of Amsterdam stands an ancient architectural masterpiece, within the walls of which Rembrandt once sought solitude from the worldly bustle.

Beginage in Amsterdam

Holland, Amsterdam, XIV century

Beginage is a closed courtyard in Amsterdam, built at the beginning of the 14th century. The complex includes several historic religious buildings from one of the oldest Anglican churches.

Meyderslot Castle

Holland, Maiden, XIII century castle

Meyderslot, which is now a museum, has survived to this day almost in its original form, as in the picture from the knight’s book: graceful, with turrets and loopholes, surrounded by a traditional moat with water.


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