This list consists of very original constructions. If you go to one of the following sights, you are witnessed by something unique, all in our own Netherlands!
10. Mozes bridge
From a distance you can hardly see it, but on the edge of Halsteren is the Mozes bridge. This bridge is unique because the bridge is not laid over the water but is below the water level. As you walk over the bridge, it seems like you can split water (just like Moses from the Bible). From Fort De Roovere you can reach the bridge via a 15 meter high staircase. The Mozes bridge was restored by RO & AD Architectural Bureau in 2010. It is made of durable materials that are well-resistant to water. The bridge was rewarded by its originality with an architectural award. Originally, this trench bridge was part of a defense line from the eighties war.
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In Leeuwarden you will find the Slauerhoff bridge. The name of the bridge comes from the writer and poet J. Slauerhoff. Special to this bridge is that it is a tail bridge. Unlike most bridges, the movable bridge has a pivot point that is not under the road surface. On the other hand, this can be found on pylons on one side of the bridge. As a result, you see a very special bridge movement when opening and closing the bridge. When the bridge is opened, the bridge surface is raised in vertical position.Then you will see a painting in the colors of the city weapon of Leeuwarden, blue and yellow, at the bottom of the bridge. When the bridge is closed, the carrying arms fall with the rest of the bridge deck in the road surface.
8. The inkpot
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The headquarters of the Dutch Railways, which is next to Utrecht Central Station, is called the Inkpot.The building itself is special, but there is also something unique on the eaves. A flying dish with a diameter of 11.8 meters balances on top of it. This UFO is a remnant of Panorama 2000, the Utrecht art manifesto. The artwork was designed by Marc Ruychrok.
7. Abandoned castle in Almere
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Almere Castle is located on the Oude Waterlandseweg in Almere Haven. From the A6 motorway you can see it. It is of course not usual that a castle is in this new landscape. The initiative to build a castle dates back to the year 2000. It would be a design based on the 13th century Jemeppe castle in Hargimont(Belgium), but due to financial problems, construction was shut down in 2002. As a result, the building is now a modern ruin. It was bought in 2015 with the plan to make an amusement park. It is still the question of whether this park will come.
TOP 10 UNIQUE SIGHTS N THE NETHERLANDS
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In ‘s Hertogenbosch you find a column in the Maaspoort fifty spherical homes. These are on the edge of a common new building district. They were designed by Dries Kreijkamp and built in the 80’s. They were paid from the experimental subsidies subsidies, which at that time were money. Here was experimented with the shape of the houses. The round shape was tested with a different map. The toilet and the bathroom are located in the center of the globe. The living room is upstairs and the bedrooms are downstairs.
5. Amstel Botel
Amstel Botel is located in a lively spot on the banks of the IJ river in Amsterdam. This is a modern floating 3 star hotel. With a ferry from the central station, the hotel is easily accessible. You can also reach the hotel by car. Hotel Botel offers standard rooms, as well as five very unique rooms with impressive views. These rooms are located in the five loft letters on top of the hotel. They are design rooms, each decorated by another international designer. At the hotel you can continue to have a breakfast overlooking the water of the IJ. At the bar you can relax all day. Here is a pool table, dart board, pinball and jukebox. On the sun deck and terrace you can enjoy the sunshine and the splendid view of the IJ and the skyline of Amsterdam in good weather.
4. Cube houses
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Near the Old Port at the Blaak of Rotterdam there are 38 cube-shaped pole houses and 13 business cubes. The houses are shaped like a tilted cube and they are built on a pole. That’s why they are also called pole houses or tree houses. The cube consists of three floors. On the lower floor is the living room, with a floor in the shape of a triangle. One of the corners of the triangle is the kitchen. The other two corners are a toilet with work area and a seating area. The intermediate floor consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom and a hall. The upper space is a triangular pyramid with rounded windows with a wide view of the surroundings. The design comes from Piet Blom. The unique buildings were built between 1982 and 1984.
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In the northwest of the province of Groningen is Marnehuizen. This is a village without inhabitants, also known as Ghost Village . The fact that no people live is because it was built as Europe’s largest military training village in the years 2002. Here, soldiers are trained in fighting in a urbanized area. This project cost no less than 14 million euros. It consists of a brink of a town hall with surrounding houses. Outside the village is a business park and a station. In memory of the bombing in Rotterdam, which took place at the beginning of the Second World War, the streets in Marnehuizen were named after Rotterdam.Marnehuizen is only open to public during open days and on a number of open-minded days.
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In the IJmeer in Amsterdam is the fortress Fort on the Pampus, also known as Pampus. From 1887 to 1895 the island with the fort was built here with the aim of guarding Amsterdam access. From the Pampus, it could be defended against attacks from the Zuiderzee. The fort is located at 4000 hills of 11 meters long. It has an oval shape and consists of two floors where there are mansions, a kitchen, laundry facilities, a nursing room and warehouses for cardkins, grenades and gunpowder. Besides the fortress there was also a prison room, a smithy and storage places on the Pampus. Everything was ready for war operations, but has never been used to it. In 1933 it was closed. The German army used Pampus in World War II as a practice object for dive bombers. It was also used as a mining service after the Second World War. In 2007 the building was renovated and decorated for museum purposes.
1. Excalibur climbing wall
In the city of Groningen is the climbing center Excellibur at the Sports Center Kardinge. This is designed by sports climbers. Because the wall is in the form of a sword, it is named after the magic sword Excalibur from King Arthur’s stories. The wall is outside and is a huge wall of no less than 37 meters high. It is Europe’s highest climbing wall. The bowl of the wall is suitable for beginners, experienced climbers can enjoy themselves on the hollow side.
TOP 10 UNIQUE SIGHTS N THE NETHERLANDS