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North Sea Canal Reaching Amsterdam, the Netherlands

52.3N 4.8E

June 20th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Netherlands - June 20th, 2011

The dark line stretching from the body of the water to the west to the one to the east in this APM image is the North Sea Canal (Dutch: Noordzeekanaal), a Dutch ship canal from Amsterdam to the North Sea at IJmuiden.

It was constructed to enable seafaring vessels to reach the port of Amsterdam, which is visible just below the center of the image as a bright green area. This man-made channel terminates at Amsterdam in the closed-off IJ Bay, which in turn connects to the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.

Canals and Dikes in the Netherlands

52.6N 5.3E

December 27th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

The Netherlands - December 19th, 2010

The full version of this APM image stretches from the West Frisian Islands (top), a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of the Netherlands, across the Wadden Sea to the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer, and finally to a series of almost parallel rivers.

The IJsselmer and Markermeer are large, shallow lakes, separated by dikes. The dikes appear as thin, light green lines in this image. Inland, canals also appear as thin, light green lines.

The eastern part of the city of Amsterdam can be observed as a bright green area in the full image at the edge of the Markermeer, on the Amstel River. The three other rivers to the south of the lakes and Amsterdam are (from north to south): the Lek River, Waal River and Maas River.

Cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands

51.9N 4.4E

December 15th, 2010 Category: Rivers

The Netherlands - December 8th, 2010

This image shows the city of Amsterdam (top center), in the west of the Netherlands. The river Amstel terminates in the city centre and connects to a large number of canals that eventually terminate in the IJ. Amsterdam is connected to the North Sea through the long North Sea Canal.

The city of Rotterdam, also in the west of the Netherlands, is visible in the lower left quadrant. The city and the greater Rotterdam area are situated at the end of the Rhine Delta. The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe.

Amstel River Passing Through Amsterdam, Netherlands

52.3N 4.8E

December 1st, 2010 Category: Rivers

The Netherlands - November 30th, 2010

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, with an urban population of 1,364,422 and a metropolitan population of 2,158,372.

Amsterdam is part of the province of North-Holland and is located in the west of the Netherlands next to the provinces of Utrecht and Flevoland. The river Amstel (visible as a thick black line) terminates in the city centre and connects to a large number of canals that eventually terminate in the IJ.

Amsterdam is situated 2 metres above sea level. The surrounding land is flat as it is formed of large polders. To the southwest of the city lies a man-made forest called het Amsterdamse Bos. Amsterdam is connected to the North Sea through the long North Sea Canal.

Sediments Near the Coast of the Netherlands

52.3N 4.8E

June 16th, 2010 Category: Sediments

Netherlands - April 14th, 2010

Netherlands - April 14th, 2010

The Netherlands, also known as Holland, are located in northwestern Europe. The country has an area of 16,040 sq mi (41,543 sq km) and a population (2009 est.) of around 16,522,000. The capital is Amsterdam.

The Netherlands’ southern and eastern region consists mostly of plains and a few high ridges; its western and northern region is lower and includes polders on the site of the Zuiderzee and the common delta of the Rhine, Meuse, and Schelde rivers. Coastal areas are almost completely below sea level and are protected by dunes and artificial dikes. Here, sediments are present in these low coastal areas.