A weighty photographic essay: NL 365 A year in the Netherlands

With 400 pages, 380 color photographs and weighing 2.3 kilos, NL 365 A year in the Netherlands is truly a coffee table book.

The book aims to illustrate some of the most defining aspects of the Netherlands – its history and the struggle to hold back the sea, the economy and innovation, its people and its landscapes – and there is at least one photograph to look at. for each day of the year.

Most of the traditions are there, from the obvious like swimming in the North Sea on New Year’s Day or celebrating King’s Day, to seasonal events that take place far from the public eye, like silent reflection on the Graves of Allied Forces at Margraten Cemetery. in August.

Photos of outdoor art events are intercut with orange-clad football fans gripped by a big game. An award-winning tomato grower is pictured next to a geothermal power plant. Solar power, urban street art, coots’ nests on Amsterdam’s canals and even DJ Martin Garrix can be found here.

Throughout the book, lavish aerial photography focuses on the distinctive Dutch countryside – from the fragmented polders of Oostzaan in Noord-Holland to the floodplains of rivers in the south.

NL 365 A year in the Netherlands is, in short, a visual treat.

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