*NETHERLANDS*_* 6

*NETHERLANDS*_* 6

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Region: North West Europe
Area total: 41,543 km²
Coast line: North Sea
Capital: Amsterdam

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Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world’s most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.

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Anne Frank statue.

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Anne Frank Museum

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Greenpeace Headquarters

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Amsterdam is home to more people with immigrant background than in New York – Some 180 nationalities

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In Amsterdam most buildings have a facade which is actually leaning forward and a big hook attached at the top. Why? Because all the furniture you want to move in- or out of the house has to be lifted through the windows, the staircases are far too narrow and too steep to allow any manoeuvres (even with a suitcase!). The hook at the top is for the rope on which the furniture is lifted and the leaning front helps you move things up.

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  1. Pingback: Amsterdam: A Colourful History. « Diary of an East London Girl

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