Alblasserwaard, The Netherlands

The Alblasserwaard is a polder in the province South Holland in the Netherlands. It is mainly known for the windmills of Kinderdijk, a village in the northwest of the Alblasserwaard.

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Oude Landkaart van de Alblasserwaard in Nederland

Old Map of the Alblasserwaard in the Netherlands

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Molens van Kinderdijk in de Alblasserwaard, Nederland

Windmills of Kinderdijk in the Alblasserwaard, The Netherlands

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The first human inhabitants of the Alblasserwaard settled there after the last Ice Age, around 10.000 years ago. The ice had not reached the area itself, but eolian deposits created high points in the wet environment. These high points were places where hunter-gatherers settled, as archaeological investigations in the area have shown.
During the Middle Ages several canals and dikes were created in the Alblasserwaard to reclaim the land, with the last part being endiked in the second half of the 14th century. Yet numerous floods continued to happen throughout the history of the area, as it is bound by rivers on all sides. During World War II the Bombing of Rotterdam also damaged the Alblasserwaard, when both the village center of Alblasserdam and a part of Papendrecht were hit by German bombs. It was flooded during the North Sea flood of 1953.

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Waterschap Rivierenland in de Alblasserwaard, Nederland

Water Board Rivierenland in the Alblasserwaard, The Netherlands

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Fietsroutenetwerk Drechtsteden - Alblasserwaard - Vijfheerenlanden in Nederland

Cycle Route Network Drechtsteden – Alblasserwaard – Vijfheerenlanden in The Netherlands

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Фотографії та відеоролики Алблассервард, Нідерланди

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Most of the Alblasserwaard is rural, but partially under the influence of the cities Rotterdam and Dordrecht on the borders of the area, the south and west are urbanized. The largest cities in the Alblasserwaard are Gorinchem, with 35.000 inhabitants, and Papendrecht with slightly over 30.000 people. Both are on the southern borders of the Alblasserwaard.

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Zdjęcia i Filmy z Alblasserwaard, Holandia

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Foto e Video di Alblasserwaard, Paesi Bassi

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