Category Archives: Netherlands

Card no 101 – Hendrina (CarpeDiem55) – A village near Rotterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands (PC49)

This picture by Mondrian (1872-1944) is called “Composition L with red, yellow and blue” and was painted in 1921.  Piet Mondrian was born Pieter Mondriaan but between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis, he changed the … Continue reading

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Card no 91 – Letta, (letta45) – Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands

This card features Croc from ‘Croc – Legend of the Gobbos’. The wording on the front is “Swim, jump, swing, turn, run, fly, fall and rise again”. The card was in an envelope with these stamps on it:- This 1994 … Continue reading

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Card no 90 – Roland (Roland1) – Utrecht, The Netherlands

This direct swap card shows the Academy building of the University with the former Cathedral chapter.  The university is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands (and the top one in that country) and one of the largest in … Continue reading

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Card no 87 – Mike (maikel) – Venlo, Netherlands

This card shows Mike’s home city of Venlo in south Netherlands, right on the German border. On October 14th 2011 PostNL launched a real  Postcrossing stamp! Well done the Dutch postal service.   The stamp was designed by Garech and Declan … Continue reading

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Card no 78 – Roland (Roland1) – Utrecht, The Netherlands

This card shows windmills once used to drain land to create polders.  They at Kinderdijk – famous as the village of 19 windmills. This 1992 stamp commemorates the Centenary of Netherlands Paediatrics Society. I’m not sure what this 1987 Dutch … Continue reading

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Card no 77 – Roland (Roland1) – Utrecht, The Netherlands

Another direct swap with Roland, this card shows the city of Utrceht.  The tall building is the Dom church tower; on the right is the Town Hall, alongside the canal which runs through the city centre. This stamp from 1991 … Continue reading

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Card no 76 – Roland (Roland1) – Utrecht, The Netherlands

This card shows various views of the small town of Den Dolder near Utrecht, noted for its mental institutions, villas and sauce factory. A Red Cross stamp from 1987 with an added value, which that year was dedicated to several … Continue reading

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