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Rotterdam Marathon

The Rotterdam Marathon, currently branded ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon, is an annual marathon that has been held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands since 1981. It has been held in April of every year since the third edition in 1984, and attracts many top athletes. It has also been ranked as one of the top 10 marathons in the world by Runner's World magazine. The event is the most popular marathon in the Netherlands, followed by the marathons of Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

Royal Palace in Amsterdam

The Royal Palace in Amsterdam (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam or Paleis op de Dam) is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of Queen Beatrix by Act of Parliament. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House. It is situated on the west side of Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam, opposite the War Memorial and next to the Nieuwe Kerk.

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Royal Palace of Amsterdam (Palais op de Dam) - North Holland, Amsterdam. Ornate example of Dutch Baroque, a city palace built in 1665. Designed by Jacob van Campen. Palace is built of sandstone, which has greyed over the time. Contains valuable paintings.

Safaripark Beekse Bergen

Safaripark Beekse Bergen is the largest wildlife zoo of the Benelux region and provides a home to approximately 1,250 animals from over 150 species, varying from small mammals to large birds. It is located between the cities of Tilburg and Hilvarenbeek in the south of the Netherlands, in province of North-Brabant. The visitors can for instance watch zebras and giraffes on the spacious savannahs. Safaripark Beekse Bergen offers te possibility to explore the park on numerous safaris: walksafari, carsafari, bussafari and boatsafari. The park is owned by the company Libéma Exploitatie BV, which is one of the largest leisure-related companies in the Netherlands.

Saint Servatius

The Basilica of Saint Servatius is a Roman catholic church dedicated to Saint Servatius, in the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands. The architecturally hybrid but mainly Romanesque church is situated next to the Gothic church of Saint John, facing the town's main square, Vrijthof.

Schengen Agreement

The Netherlands is a member of the Schengen Agreement. There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented the treaty - the European Union (except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. But be careful: not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs check but no immigration checks (travelling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country) or you may have to clear immigration but not customs (travelling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country).

Scheveningen

Scheveningen is one of the eight districts of The Hague, as well as a subdistrict (wijk) of that city. Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse. The beach is popular for water sports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding.[1] A nudist section is 1 km to the north. The harbor is used for both fishing and tourism.

Schokland

Schokland is a former island in the Dutch Zuiderzee. Schokland lost its status as an island when the Noordoostpolder was reclaimed from the sea in 1942. The remains are still visible as a slightly elevated part in the polder and by the still partly intact retaining wall of the waterfront of 'Middelbuurt'.

Sex museum Amsterdam

A sex museum is a museum that displays erotic art, historical sexual aids, and documents on the history of erotica. They were popular in Europe at the end of the 1960s and during the 1970s, the era of the sexual revolution. Since the 1990s, these museums are often called erotic museums or erotic art museums instead of sex museums. There is a small sex museum in the heart of the Amsterdam red light district, de Wallen, and a second larger and more upscale one (Venus Temple) nearby, on the Damrak. Venus Temple is the oldest still operating sex museum; it opened in 1985.

Sint Servaasbrug

Sint Servaasbrug (or the St. Servatius Bridge) is an arched stone footbridge across the Meuse River in Maastricht, Netherlands. It is named after Saint Servatius, the first bishop of Maastricht, and (despite being largely rebuilt after World War II) it has been called the oldest bridge in the Netherlands

Slot Zuylen - Utrecht

Slot Zuylen - Utrecht. Well preserved water castle, built after 1510 and rebuilt in 1752.

SSS islands

The SSS islands consist of the three islands of the Lesser Antilles which are under Dutch sovereignty: Saba Saint Martin Sint Eustatius Saint Martin Island contains both the country Sint Maarten, which is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. The islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius are public bodies of the Netherlands.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (colloquially Stedelijk):  is a museum for modern art, contemporary art, and design in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.[8][9] It is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. The museum was founded in 1874. The current building was designed by Adriaan Willem Weissman and opened its doors in 1895. Between 1945 and 1954, the museum was renovated and the floor space was doubled. Between 2003 and 2012, the building was again renovated and a new wing designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects was added. The museum was reopened for the general public on 23 September 2012. The collection comprises modern and contemporary art and design from early 20th century up to the 21st century. It features artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Karel Appel, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana, and Gilbert & George

Stopera

The Stopera is a building complex in Amsterdam, Netherlands, housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Muziektheater, the principal opera house in Amsterdam that is home of De Nederlandse Opera, Het Nationale Ballet, and the Holland Symfonia. The name "Stopera" is a portmanteau of stadhuis (Dutch: "city hall") and opera.

Stopera

The Stopera is a building complex in Amsterdam, Netherlands, housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Muziektheater, the principal opera house in Amsterdam that is home of De Nederlandse Opera, Het Nationale Ballet, and the Holland Symfonia. The name "Stopera" is a portmanteau of stadhuis (Dutch: "city hall") and opera. The Stopera at night The Stopera is located in the center of Amsterdam at a bend of the Amstel River between Waterlooplein Square and the Zwanenburgwal Canal, on a plot of land called Vlooienburg, which was reclaimed in the 16th century. The opera house building is shaped like a huge, massive block, with a curved front facing the city. Its facade is covered in a red-orange brick and corrugated metal panels. The curved face of the theatre is faced with white marble punctuated by large windows that provide panoramic views of the river from the curved interior foyers and multi-level terraces.

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