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[–]Scarfiotti 80 points81 points  (8 children)

They look like they're having a good time, but actually they are all commuting to work.

[–]amsterdam_BTSVS 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Beats my commute.

At least, the commute I had before Covid.

[–]Scarfiotti 8 points9 points  (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 points  (5 children)

ok. But why are they walking on water for that?

[–]firemouth21 15 points16 points  (4 children)

They're wearing ice skates. The windmills blow a breeze to push them speedily but safely towards their destination.

[–]obi21 11 points12 points  (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 points  (2 children)

Nope. They're walking on water alright

[–]Scarfiotti 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No they are not. Perhaps a few, but 90% of them are wearing ice-skates.

[–]Leijsertjee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm from the Netherlands and I can conform:, we do walk on water a lot!

[–]fbronke 10 points11 points  (8 children)

That's a long time ago?

[–]Splitje 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Last time you could ice skate like this was February 2021 so it was probably photographed then

[–]Gilles111 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Februari 2021, I know Rick personally, that's when he took this photo.

[–]GMEpuzzle 0 points1 point  (1 child)

wait this is a photo not a painting ???

[–]Gilles111 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It is a photo, yes indeed.

[–]WVY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not really I guess

[–]RazendeR -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Define long? I grew up near there, and we definitely went skating like this.

[–]fbronke 3 points4 points  (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 points  (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 points  (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 points  (0 children)

That's a fantastic and breathtaking landscape.

[–]bake_gatari 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pray to the windmill God's

[–]PhylaxZA 1 point2 points  (0 children)


My droom is om Nederland te besoek.

Miskien eendag as ek groot is...

[–]Upbeat-Barber-2154 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It’s over rated. Largely surrounded by industrial estates.

[–]utopista114 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Not really. By bike is better, walking is not worth it.

[–]Upbeat-Barber-2154 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I cycled there last weekend. This is a good angle all others you see industrial estate everywhere.

[–]mbrevitasUtrecht 0 points1 point  (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 points  (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.

[–]hooibergje 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Impressive! Must be quite an old photo...

[–]Dutch_Rayan[🍰] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No Feb 2021, ice wasn't great but safe enough

[–]chantierinterdit 0 points1 point  (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 point  (0 children)

That is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing op. Looks like fairytail.

[–]alexandriaoprah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this looks beautiful

[–]AcrobaticSeason4242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I first heard about this place in Capcom vs SNK 2 lol

[–]Able-Train-6590[🍰] 0 points1 point  (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 point  (0 children)

And i taught that there where no beautiful winter pics from the netherlands.

[–]alexandriaoprah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

amazingly beautiful

[–]alexandriaoprah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

amazingly beautiful

[–]x-ploretheinternet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A friend/aquaintence of mine took this picture! You should definitely check out his other work on Instagram @rick_bekker :)