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"the Dykes" Netherlands Things to Do Tip by pepples46

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  Holland's Dykes
by pepples46

man made and built, protect's Holland from the moody North Sea and the Altlantic Storms. the Sea demanded it's share from Holland before the Dykes where build. Many floodings, the biggest one in 1953 when nearly 2000 Life's where lost. I recommend ATLC Middelburg Page on this disaster. great losses and sacrifices been made by the dutch people, till they perfected the Dams and Dykes. even took Land back from the Sea and made it very fertile.
walking around the foreshores, over the dam's and dykes on a bamy nite was one of the activities I'll treasure.
I speak of Holland, that's how I know the Netherlands..Holland means:holt-land, meaning..marshland.
and the Dutch say: God made the earth, but the Dutch made the Netherlands.
well, before I started this page, I read up a bit of dutch history!

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2005
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