The Netherlands – Some General Reflections

Netherlands is a small country of 17 million people. It is famous for tulip gardens, wooden windmills, cheese, canals, millions of bicycles and fields below sea level. Here are my reflections on this remarkable country and people.

People and Language in Netherlands

 

Westerkerk; church; Amsterdam; Netherlands; outdoor; sky; clouds; uasatish; building; architecture;
Westerkerk

Netherlands is largely a secular country. About forty percent of  the population say that they have …

Rivers – A Photo Essay

Rivers flow close to many towns and cities. Cities near rivers and seas have two big advantages: commerce and sustainability. For example, Kochi, Kolkata and Mangalore have big ports and are also major fishing centres.

It was inevitable that I came across rivers, big and small, in my travels within and outside India.

1. Amstel River

 

Amstel River; Amsterdam; Netherlands; rivers; uasatish;

Amsterdam is one of the towns that sprung around …