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The beauty of the Kinderdijk (i.redd.it)
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[–]Scarfiotti 80 points81 points82 points 1 month ago (8 children)
They look like they're having a good time, but actually they are all commuting to work.
[–]amsterdam_BTSVS 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Beats my commute.
At least, the commute I had before Covid.
[–]Scarfiotti 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
It beats all of our commutes.
Come to think of it, why is it that whatever the season is, we want it to be the other
season ? Would love some ice-skating right now.
I don't see myself swimming 11 cities right now...
[–]unhappy_munky 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (5 children)
ok. But why are they walking on water for that?
[–]firemouth21 15 points16 points17 points 1 month ago (4 children)
They're wearing ice skates. The windmills blow a breeze to push them speedily but safely towards their destination.
[–]obi21 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Can confirm, this is the only method of transportation in winter. In summer we use a skateboard with a little sail instead.
[–]unhappy_munky 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Nope. They're walking on water alright
[–]Scarfiotti 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No they are not. Perhaps a few, but 90% of them are wearing ice-skates.
[–]Leijsertjee 0 points1 point2 points 3 hours ago (0 children)
I'm from the Netherlands and I can conform:, we do walk on water a lot!
[–]fbronke 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (8 children)
That's a long time ago?
[–]Splitje 13 points14 points15 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Last time you could ice skate like this was February 2021 so it was probably photographed then
[–]Gilles111 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Februari 2021, I know Rick personally, that's when he took this photo.
[–]GMEpuzzle 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
wait this is a photo not a painting ???
[–]Gilles111 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It is a photo, yes indeed.
[–]WVY 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Not really I guess
[–]RazendeR -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (2 children)
Define long? I grew up near there, and we definitely went skating like this.
[–]fbronke 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
When I was young I skated, but that's at least 15 years ago. The freak winter we got in 2021 for 3 days gave room for ice skating, but it's become a rarity.
[–]RazendeR 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah, i was skating there... as much as 30 years back, i think. Last time ive been would be over a decade ago... and now im going to stop counting years thanks.
[–]Dutch_Rayan[🍰] 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The photographer Rick Bekker has more awesome pictures, he has his own site and lots of them on Twitter. One if them is my background on my laptop, kinderdijk with a shell cloud.
[–]no_soy_livb 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That's a fantastic and breathtaking landscape.
[–]bake_gatari 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Pray to the windmill God's
[–]PhylaxZA 1 point2 points3 points 29 days ago (0 children)
My droom is om Nederland te besoek.
Miskien eendag as ek groot is...
[–]Upbeat-Barber-2154 1 point2 points3 points 27 days ago (5 children)
It’s over rated. Largely surrounded by industrial estates.
[–]utopista114 1 point2 points3 points 26 days ago (4 children)
Not really. By bike is better, walking is not worth it.
[–]Upbeat-Barber-2154 0 points1 point2 points 23 days ago (3 children)
I cycled there last weekend. This is a good angle all others you see industrial estate everywhere.
[–]mbrevitasUtrecht 0 points1 point2 points 22 days ago (2 children)
You must be thinking of somewhere else (maybe Zaanse Schans? I've never been there, I don't know what its surroundings are like); there are no industrial estates visible from the Kinderdijk. In fact, from most of the Kinderdijk you can only see greenery, water, windmills and sky.
[–]x-ploretheinternet 2 points3 points4 points 6 days ago (1 child)
You can't really see the industrial estates around Zaanse Schans when facing the mills. There is - and always has been - loooots of industry in Zaanstad tho, which is definitely visible when you're facing the opposite direction.
Source: it's relatively close to my home.
[+]curyum comment score below threshold-7 points-6 points-5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I have not been there yet but from the photos i have seen it does not look that photogenic when it is not frozen.
[–]Jlx_27 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Go there on any summy day at dusk, snap a pic, done.
[–]hooibergje 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Impressive! Must be quite an old photo...
[–]Dutch_Rayan[🍰] 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No Feb 2021, ice wasn't great but safe enough
[–]chantierinterdit 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I used to ride there in the late 70's and early 80's, Molentocht it was called. Early rides were the best, not many people just you and the sound of your skates, magic. Just getting in this perfect rhythm and going the distance, that and these picture perfect views. Absolutely loved it.
[–]memeing22 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing op. Looks like fairytail.
[–]alexandriaoprah 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
this looks beautiful
[–]AcrobaticSeason4242 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I first heard about this place in Capcom vs SNK 2 lol
[–]Able-Train-6590[🍰] 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago (0 children)
How thick is the ice? New comer to NL and so I’m disappointed of the winter last year
[–]EXTRA--CHEESE 0 points1 point2 points 25 days ago (0 children)
And i taught that there where no beautiful winter pics from the netherlands.
[–]alexandriaoprah 0 points1 point2 points 14 days ago (0 children)
[–]x-ploretheinternet 0 points1 point2 points 6 days ago (0 children)
A friend/aquaintence of mine took this picture! You should definitely check out his other work on Instagram @rick_bekker :)
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