Some panoramas made in the Netherlands

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A few canal panos, Amsterdam.

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam flash Brouwersgracht
Brouwersgracht.             Flash version (autorotating)

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam Magere Brug
Magere brug.

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam canals

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam canals

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam Begijnhof
Begijnhof.

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam Begijnhof





Colours of Autumn.

Netherlands Holland panorama Rotterdam Kralingse plas Autumn Herfst
Kralingse Plas, Rotterdam.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Karpendonkse plas Autumn Herfst Northern Red Oak Amerikaanse Eik Eikenboom Quercus rubra
Red Oaks near Karpendonkse Plas, Eindhoven.
A hi-res version of this pano (equirectangular size 12000x6000) is available here (beware: 10MB!).
A SPi-V version of this panorama is available here (simple mode) and here (autorotate).

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Graveyard Sint Catharina kerkhof Autumn Herfst Northern Red Oak Amerikaanse Eik Eikenboom Quercus rubra
Red Oaks at St. Catharina graveyard, Eindhoven.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Glorieuxpark Autumn Herfst
Glorieuxpark, Eindhoven. Location (uses google maps).



Middelburg abbey.

Netherlands Holland panorama Middelburg abbey
Location (uses google maps).



Binnenhof, The Hague.

Netherlands Holland panorama Binnenhof The Hague
Location (uses google maps).



View of the historic city center of Dordrecht, from it's medieval church tower.

Netherlands Holland panorama Dordrecht mediaval church

Netherlands Holland panorama Dordrecht medieval church

Netherlands Holland panorama Dordrecht medieval church graves
17th century graves in Dordrecht's church. Location (uses google maps).


Netherlands Holland panorama Dordrecht medieval church

Netherlands Holland panorama Dordrecht medieval church

Netherlands Holland panorama Dordrecht medieval church

In the above panorama are visible (in the distance) the Amercentrale (at 17 km) and Tilburg's Westpoint tower (height 143m, at 37 km).
The image below was also taken from Dordrecht's tower (on the same day), with a 300mm lens (click to enlarge).

Netherlands Holland Amercentrale westpoint Tilburg visibility



Veluwezoom, part of Veluwe National Park.

Netherlands Holland panorama Veluwe National Park Veluwezoom
Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Veluwe National Park Veluwezoom

Netherlands Holland panorama Veluwe National Park Veluwezoom




Speulderbos, part of Veluwe National Park.

Netherlands Holland panorama Veluwe National Park Speulderbos




Tallest trees in Holland.

Netherlands Holland panorama Het Loo Hoogste boom van Nederland Douglas spar
Holland's tallest trees (ca. 50m) are found in the park of Palace Het Loo.
These trees are Douglas firs, planted ca. 150 years ago.




Cloudscapes, Kampina nature reserve.

Netherlands Holland panorama Kampina cloudscape Dutch skies

Netherlands Holland panorama Kampina cloudscape Dutch skies

Netherlands Holland panorama Kampina cloudscape Dutch skies

Netherlands Holland panorama Kampina frozen lake winter smog air pollution luchtvervuiling
Kampina's lakes are freezing over. A layer of winter smog is visible at the horizon, and around the sun.
This brown smog is caused by nitrogen oxides.




Velderbos.

Netherlands Holland panorama Velderbos Velders Bos Bosch Negen Dreven
'Negen Dreven' is a crossing of nine tracks in the historic Velderbos estate.



Ice skating on Rotterdam's frozen waters.

Netherlands Holland panorama Rotterdam Voorhaven Ice skating schaatsen

Netherlands Holland panorama Rotterdam Voorhaven Ice skating schaatsen

Netherlands Holland panorama Rotterdam Voorhaven Ice skating schaatsen
Historic harbour Voorhaven. Windmill De Distilleerketel is visible under the sun.

Netherlands Holland panorama Rotterdam Kralingse Plas Ice skating schaatsen
Kralingse Plas. Windmills De Ster and De Lelie are located along the shoreline.

Netherlands Holland Nederland Windmolen Windmill Rotterdam Kralingse Plas schaatsen skating Netherlands Holland Nederland Windmolen Windmill Rotterdam Kralingse Plas schaatsen skating Netherlands Holland Nederland Windmolen Windmill Rotterdam Kralingse Plas schaatsen skating Netherlands Holland Nederland Windmolen Windmill Rotterdam Kralingse Plas schaatsen skating



Grey skies over the Zeeland bridge.

Netherlands Holland panorama Zeeland Zeelandbrug bridge




On board of a replica of a VOC Eastindiaman, the Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam.

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam

Netherlands Holland panorama Amsterdam




Netherlands Holland panorama Schiedam bridge
Pedestrian bridge in the historical center of Schiedam. Location (uses google maps).




Blossoming trees on the cemetery of Nederhemert-Noord.

Netherlands Holland panorama cemetery graveyard kerkhof Nederhemert

Netherlands Holland panorama cemetery graveyard kerkhof Nederhemert





Inside Utrecht's Dom Church.

Netherlands Holland panorama Utrecht Dom Church

Netherlands Holland panorama Utrecht Dom Church

Building of the Dom Church started during the 13th century, to be completed 3 centuries later.
Location (uses google maps).


Panoramic imaging of a cathedral like this one is very difficult, due to extreme dynamic range.
Brightest subjects are the colourful stained glass windows, while the floor graves are very dark.
Exposure of the images was such that the windows only slightly saturated, resulting in some very dark spots elsewhere.
Look HERE to see an unprocessed panorama.
The panoramas shown above were strongly processed in order to boost brightness of especially the dark parts;
the darkest parts received very little light however, therefore these parts look somewhat noisy.
Advanced panographers use High Dynamic Range techniques (wiki) to image such subjects.


Netherlands Holland panorama Dom Square Church Utrecht
Dom Square, between Dom Church and Dom Tower. Long ago this was the center part of the church's ship.
It collapsed during a storm in 1674 and was never rebuilt.


Netherlands Holland panorama Dom Canal Church Utrecht
Canals near Dom Tower.


Netherlands Holland panorama Dom Square Church Utrecht HDR

Netherlands Holland panorama Dom Square Church Utrecht HDR

Netherlands Holland panorama Dom Square Church Utrecht HDR

A cold Christmas morning on Dom Square, Utrecht.




Blossoming trees along the Appeldijk (apple dike).

In spring, this route along the Linge river is one of the Dutch' favorite cycling routes.

Netherlands Holland panorama Linge Appeldijk

Netherlands Holland panorama Linge Appeldijk

Netherlands Holland panorama Linge Appeldijk





Some panoramas made in the historical center of Leiden (near Amsterdam).

Netherlands Holland panorama Leiden Oude Rijn
Oude Rijn (canal).

Netherlands Holland panorama Leiden Galgewater
Galgewater (canal of the gallows).

Netherlands Holland panorama Leiden Herensteeg
Herensteeg.

Netherlands Holland panorama Leiden Burcht

Netherlands Holland panorama Leiden Burcht
De Burcht (medieval fortification).



Windmill and castle at Neerijnen.

Netherlands Holland panorama Neerijnen windmill
This image is used as a banner by Stichting odivdv.

Netherlands Holland panorama Neerijnen castle
Location (uses google maps).





Churches at Delft.

Netherlands Holland Delft Oude kerk church Netherlands Holland Delft Oude kerk church Netherlands Holland Delft Oude kerk church
Inside the Oude Kerk (Old Church).

Netherlands Holland Delft Nieuwe kerk church panorama
View of Delft, from the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church).


Netherlands Holland Delft Nieuwe kerk church panorama

The above panorama was taken on a day of rather good visibility (by Dutch standards), thanks to low humidity and low level of air pollution.
The skyline of Amsterdam (Zuidas and Rembrandt tower), at a distance of 52 km, is just visible. Image was made with a 300mm lens (click to enlarge).

Netherlands Holland Amsterdam skyline Zuidas Rembrandttoren visibility

Through the skyline of Rotterdam (at ca. 14 km), is visible the Amercentrale power station (at 47 km).
Netherlands Holland Rotterdam skyline Amercentrale visibility



Inside St. Jan's cathedral at Den Bosch.

Netherlands Holland Den Bosch St. Jan cathedral church

Netherlands Holland Den Bosch St. Jan cathedral church bell

Netherlands Holland Den Bosch St. Jan cathedral church tower





Hills in southern Holland (Limburg).

Netherlands Holland panorama Limburg Vaalserberg Drielandenpunt
At the highest point of Holland (323m), the Vaalserberg, where three countries meet
(Holland, Belgium, Germany) at Drielandenpunt.
The horizon is obscured by a layer of mild smog.
Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Limburg Vijlen Koolzaad Rape seed
Field of rapeseed near Vijlen.
Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Limburg hills Gulpen cows
Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Limburg hills Gulpen




Ruined church in Ammerzoden. The church was destroyed by the French in 1672.

The tower and part of the ship were rebuilt in recent years.
Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Ammerzoden Church Ruin

Netherlands Holland panorama Ammerzoden Church Ruin




View from tower of Sint Maartens church at Zaltbommel.

Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Sint Maartens kerk church uitzicht Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river

Netherlands Holland Utrecht Zaltbommel skyline visibility
Skyline of Utrecht, as observed from tower of Sint Maartens church at Zaltbommel (distance ca. 34 km).

Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Sint Maartens kerk church uitzicht Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river

Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Sint Maartens kerk church Kerkstraat
Kerkstraat.



The bridges at Zaltbommel.

These bridges (crossing the Waal river) are among the busiest of Holland.
The old bridge (built in 1933) is being demolished. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river


Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river


Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river


Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river
A SPi-V version of this panorama is available here (random movement).


Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river


Netherlands Holland panorama Zaltbommel Martinus Nijhof bridge Rhine Waal river




In the foreland of the Waal river (main branch of the Rhine).

Netherlands Holland panorama Rhine Waal river
Shore of Waal river, near Heerewaarden. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Rhine Waal river
Grassland near Heerewaarden. Location (uses google maps).
The water has receded after a recent flooding; barbed wire is left covered with (drying) grass.




Along the Maas River, southern Holland.

Netherlands Holland panorama Maas river Ravenstein cemetery graveyard windmill kerkhof
Cemetery, Ravenstein. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Maas river bridge Ravenstein
Railroad bridge across Maas River, Ravenstein.

Netherlands Holland panorama Maas river Batenburg
Shore of Maas River, Batenburg. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Maas river Appeltern
Park, Appeltern. Location (uses google maps).



Netherlands Holland Beatrixkanaal trees summer
Path along Beatrix canal, near Eindhoven. Summer 2006.
A hi-res version of this pano (equirectangular size 12000x6000) is available here (beware: 10MB!).

Netherlands Holland Beatrixkanaal trees winter
Same spot. Winter 2006. The leaves have fallen!

SPi-V is a suitable viewer for blending these two panoramas (use button at lower left).


Netherlands Holland Beatrixkanaal trees winter
Same spot. Winter 2007. A cold mist has left the trees covered with ripe.
One of the trees was broken by the storm of January 18, 2007.


Netherlands Holland Beatrixkanaal
The death of the poplar trees, seen from the same spot. Winter 2012.
As happens so often in Holland, a characterful green area is carelessly wiped out.



Some panos made in Eindhoven, southern Holland.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Strijp Trudo kerkhof graveyard cemetary
St. Trudo cemetary, Eindhoven. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Trudo Strijp kerkhof graveyard
The thaw has started (causing snow to fall fom the trees), St. Trudo cemetery.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Strijp Trudo kerkhof graveyard cemetary
Sunflower on a grave, St. Trudo cemetary.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Strijp Trudo kerkhof graveyard cemetary trees
Behind St. Trudo cemetary lies a 'hidden park'. Few people ever venture here.
So the trees could grow to become big, wild and beautiful.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven snow golf
Golf court near Eindhoven.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven ice skating ijsbaan
Ice skating ring, Eindhoven.

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Evoluon
Evoluon, Eindhoven. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven Piazza
Piazza, Eindhoven. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Eindhoven tree storm
After the storm of January 18, 2007.




In the foreland of the IJssel river (lower branch of the Rhine).

Netherlands Holland panorama Ijssel river Zalk
A grey day in the foreland of the IJssel river, near Zalk. Location (uses google maps).

Netherlands Holland panorama Ijssel river Zalk
Stork's nesting tower near IJssel river, Zalk.

Netherlands Holland panorama Ijssel river Zalk
Rising water in the IJssel river, near Zalk.




Night sky panorama

Netherlands Holland panorama night sky stars Kampina
Under the stars in Kampina Nature Reserve, southern Holland. Location (uses google maps).
Can you find Orion? Big Dipper?
Unfortunately there is so much light pollution in Holland (1, 2, 3) that imaging of the milky way (overhead in this pano) is impossible.

Netherlands Holland panorama night sky stars Kampina
Annotated version.

Netherlands Holland panorama night sky stars Mariapeel
Night sky at Mariapeel, southern Holland. Location (uses google maps).
This pano was built from 7 images (6 horizon, 1 zenith). An AstroTrac was used to track the stars during an exposure time of 8 minutes.
Using stars as control points results in a pano with a zigzag horizon and a blurred landscape. So a second, non-tracked pano was made.
These two panos were blended into the pano shown above.



India Ladakh panorama night sky stars milky way India Ladakh panorama night sky stars milky way
A night sky panorama with the Milky Way (taken in Indian Himalaya) can be viewed here.

Netherlands Holland panorama night sky stars Kampina
Another Kampina night pano.


Netherlands Holland panorama windmill De Kat Zaanse Schans

Please visit another page for panoramas of classical Dutch windmills.




These panoramas were made in the Netherlands. Equipment used was a Minolta 7D DSLR in combination with a Sigma 12-24 @12mm or Sigma 8mm fisheye. Since April'08 I am using a Nikon D60 with a Nikon 10.5 mm fisheye. Camera was either handheld or mount on a tripod with a Nodal Ninja 3 panoramic head. Stitching was done by Hugin in combination with Enblend; pano2vr was used to convert an equirectangular panorama to flash.

[© P. van de Haar. This page was last updated on April 1, 2012]


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