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Holland or the Netherlands attract many tourists each year. With this report, we present the history of some Dutch cities. Holland or the Netherlands holds many interesting and beautiful places for you. With photos, maps, and clues we provide such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Haarlem, Alkmaar, Groningen, Makkum, the Hague etc. before. You can print like this map of Holland or the Netherlands is to better prepare your Holland trip. You can send free this card card to so many friends and family as you like.

Map Holland – country map Netherlands Holland map print (click here!) A little history to some of the most famous cities in the Netherlands. For many visitors to Holland, Amsterdam Amsterdam is the flagship of the Netherlands. Already before the 13th century, settlements were very swampy area. Before the 13th century A.d. a large dam on the site of today’s old town “built, which provide the Amstel River with a lock” by other waters separated. “The name of Amsterdam was born.

The first buildings of Amsterdam could be built in the Moor land only because of many poles. “Historians here see the old Amsterdam song founded: Amsterdam, the beautiful city is built on stilts.” 1369 ad, Amsterdam was a member of the Hanseatic League. Thus emerging trade replaced the previous main source of income of the city, the fishing. Around 1580 A.d. Holland became the naval power and sent to India very successfully more and more ships to trade. 1602 was then with the “established Oost-Indisiche Compagnie” a trade organization founded which made Amsterdam a wolhabenen town at the end of the seventeenth century. In 1672 A.d., the Netherlands led a war against France and England. This war ended in 1679, all important trade routes were cut off to Amsterdam. Amsterdam turned in the following years by a trade to a financial center.

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The Taliban say having downed a Chinook troop transport helicopter. Barack Obama has lamented the incident but has assured that they will continue fighting for the safety and to protect EE UU. Thirty-one soldiers from EE UU and seven Afghan died last night in the center of Afghanistan to crashing his helicopter during an operation against the Taliban, who said having knocked down the appliance. This has been the bloodiest incident for U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan from the start in 2001 and the invasion of the country, where they continue present some 133,000 soldiers of the Atlantic Alliance, the majority of EE UU. The Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, sent his condolences to his American counterpart, Barack Obama, and also to the families of the victims of the event. The device crashed overnight in the province of Maidan Wardak and as a result of the accident killed 31 soldiers of the special forces of EE UU and seven Afghan, announced in a statement Karzai he helicopter, a Chinook of double helix, crashed in the Saydabad district, within the framework of an operation against the Taliban during that eight insurgents were killed in total, said a provincial spokesman, Shahidula Shahid.

A spokesman said taliban, Zabiula Muyahid, the Afghan agency AIP that his militia launched a projectile against the helicopter and that killed 38 foreign soldiers, although the Taliban tend to exaggerate the extent of their actions. In the afternoon, the NATO mission in the country (international security assistance force ISAF) remained without specifying the cause of the event or provide a count of victims. Our information indicates that there was activity of the enemy in the area, said the military organization, which said to be analyzing the facts in his terse note and said that his forces were busy on the appliance recovery tasks. NATO soldiers have cordoned off the site of the incident and not let us come closer, said Shahid. .