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Today I have two UNESCO sites in the Netherlands for you. One has been featured before, but the other one is new:

UNESCO-canal-ring2

Here is a card from Peggy, who lives a few hours outside of Amsterdam. It shows the Canal Ring of Amsterdam. I have shown another card I have of the canal ring before, but I enjoy having this new, nighttime view.

UNESCO-schroderhuis

The second card comes from Amy. It shows the Rietveld Schroderhuis, a house built in 1923-24 by Gerrit Rietveld. The house was listed on the UNESCO list in 2000 because it is the only example of a building built in the style of the De Stijl artistic movement. De Stijl, also known as neoplasticism, was an artistic movement in the Netherlands between 1917 and the 1930s. The movement was characterized by abstraction and limited use of color. Piet Mondrian’s paintings are an example of this movement.

Here are the stamps from the cards:

NETHERLANDS-ernie NETHERLANDS-mailbox

The top set was on the card of the Canal Ring and shows, among other things, Bert and Ernie from the children’s show Sesame Street. The bottom stamps show a Dutch mailbox and ceramics of Harlingen (keramiek uit Harlingen), a new issue from 2014.

 

 

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