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Hoensbroek Castle - Limburg

Hoensbroek Castle - Limburg. Large water castle. Oldest parts are from 1360. Castle contains at least 67 halls and rooms.

Hofvijver

The Hofvijver  is a small pond in the centre of The Hague. It is adjoined in the east by the Korte Vijverberg (road), in the south by the Binnenhof and the Mauritshuis, in the west by the Buitenhof and in the north by the Lange Vijverberg (road). In the middle there is a small island with plants and trees which has no name, it is usually referred to as "the island in the Vijverberg".

Hoge Veluwe National Park

Hoge Veluwe National Park (Dutch: Hoge Veluwe Nationaal Park)  is a national park in the Gelderland province of the Netherlands. With its ~55 km² it is one of the largest national parks of the country, and a popular short stay tourist destination for the Dutch. The park is situated north of Arnhem and east of Ede and praised for its natural beauty, divers wildlife and the Kröller Müller museum for modern arts.

Holland

Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used as a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by part of the Dutch population, especially in the other parts of the Netherlands. From the 10th to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region, a county ruled by the Counts of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the Dutch Republic.

Holland Casino

Holland Casino (officially: National Foundation for the Exploitation of Casino Games in the Netherlands) has the legal monopoly on gambling in the Netherlands, and has fourteen casinos located throughout the country. Profits from Holland Casino go directly to the Dutch treasury. In 2007 it was around 267 million euros and in 2006 some 263 million euros.The headquarters of Holland Casino is located in Hoofddorp, but in the future will move to a separate tower building of the new Holland Casino Utrecht. The first casino opened in Zandvoort on October 1, 1976. Since 2008, the Amsterdam casino is the largest branch. Other branches can be found at: Breda, Eindhoven, Enschede, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Scheveningen, Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport), Utrecht, Valkenburg, Venlo.

Hollands Diep

Hollands Diep is a wide river in the Netherlands and an estuary of the Rhine and Meuse river. Through the Scheldt-Rhine Canal it connects to the Scheldt river and Antwerp.

Hoorn

Hoorn is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located on the IJsselmeer, 35 kilometres north of Amsterdam, and acquired city rights in 1357. Hoorn has 70,196 inhabitants (CBS: 3 March 2010). The area of the municipality is 52.49 km² (32.62 km² consists of water, mainly the Markermeer), and consists of the following villages and/or districts: Blokker, Hoorn, Zwaag, and parts of Bangert and De Hulk.

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Hortus Botanicus Leiden - South Holland, Leiden. One of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, set in 1593. Contains several orangeries and some very old plants. Large collection of Asian orchids.

Hunebed or dolmen

A dolmen, also known as a portal tomb, portal grave, or quoit, is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of three or more upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal capstone (table), although there are also more complex variants. Most date from the early Neolithic period (4000 to 3000 BC). Dolmens were usually covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow, though in many cases that covering has weathered away, leaving only the stone "skeleton" of the burial mound intact.

IJssel

River IJssel, sometimes called Gelderse IJssel ("Gelderland IJssel") to avoid confusion with its Hollandse IJssel namesake in the west of the Netherlands, is a branch of the Rhine in the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. River IJssel flows from Westervoort, east of the city of Arnhem, until it discharges into the IJsselmeer ("Lake IJssel", until the 1932 completion of the Afsluitdijk known as the Zuiderzee, a North Sea inlet). River IJssel is one of the three major distributary branches into which the Rhine divides itself shortly after crossing the German-Dutch border, the other two being the rivers Nederrijn and Waal.

IJsselmeer

IJsselmeer, Lake IJssel, alternative spelling: Lake Yssel) is a shallow artificial lake of 1100 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in Western Europe. The IJsselmeer is a freshwater lake fed through the Ketelmeer by the river IJssel, which gives it its name. It is mainly fed by water from the Rhine since the IJssel is a branch of it.

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (French: Cour internationale de Justice; commonly referred to as the World Court or ICJ) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. It is based in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its main functions are to settle legal disputes submitted to it by states and to provide advisory opinions on legal questions submitted to it by duly authorised international organs, agencies, and the UN General Assembly.

Jaarbeurs Utrecht

The Jaarbeurs (Yearly Fair) is an exhibition and convention center in Utrecht, the Netherlands, which is well known in the Netherlands because of national events such as formerly Space '86 and the Hobby Computer Club Days (HCC Dagen). The Jaarbeurs extends to an area of 100.000 m² (62 mi²).

Jekerkwartier

The Jekerkwartier (Limburgish (Maastrichtian variant): Jekerkerteer) is a neighbourhood in the old city centre of Maastricht, Limburg, NetherlJekerkwartier ands. It is named after the Jeker river that flows through the neighbourhood into the Meuse.

Joods Historisch Museum - Jewish Historical Museum

The Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum) is a museum in Amsterdam dedicated to Jewish history, culture and religion, in the Netherlands and worldwide. It is the only museum in the Netherlands dedicated to Jewish history. A seven-year renovation of the museum was recently completed (2007). The museum was recognized in 1989 when it received the Council of Europe Museum Prize, awarded for a combination of the presentation of the collection and the outward appearance of the buildings.

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Reflex Gallery is delighted to announce a major exhibition of the work of Donald Baechler

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