23 Incredible Photographs Showing Daily Life in the Netherlands in 1904

The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in Northwestern Europe with territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, bordering Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, withContinue reading “23 Incredible Photographs Showing Daily Life in the Netherlands in 1904”

Anne Frank: Her Life in Pictures

Annelies Marie Frank (12 June 1929 – c. February 1945) was a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the 1947 publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis in Dutch; English: The Secret Annex), in which she documentsContinue reading “Anne Frank: Her Life in Pictures”

20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashion in Amsterdam During the Late 1960s

Born in the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1931 Edgar Vos studied fashion at Amsterdam’s prestigious art school, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, and then went to France to gain work experience. Vos has a successful chain of fifteen boutique clothing stores known as Edgar Vos Boutiques around the Netherlands, featuring designs that flatter allContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashion in Amsterdam During the Late 1960s”

31 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s and 1960s

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 872,680 within the city proper, 1,558,755 in the urban area and 2,480,394 in the metropolitan area. Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the “Venice of the North”, due to the large number ofContinue reading “31 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s and 1960s”

33 Vintage Color Photos of the Netherlands From the Early 20th Century

With photos from the past you automatically think about black and white. Even in our own childhood, almost no color photograph was made. Nevertheless, the technique for making color photographs has been around for more than 100 years! In 1907, the two French brothers August and Louis Lumière invented a technique with which real colorContinue reading “33 Vintage Color Photos of the Netherlands From the Early 20th Century”

40 Vintage Photographs That Show Life in Marken, Netherlands during the Early 20th Century

Marken is a village in the Waterland and Zaan Region, North Holland, Netherlands on a peninsula in the IJsselmeer lake. It is known for its characteristic wooden houses and traditional costumes. It used to be an island in the former Zuiderzee, but is now connected to the mainland by a causeway. For some time duringContinue reading “40 Vintage Photographs That Show Life in Marken, Netherlands during the Early 20th Century”

65 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s

Amsterdam, beautiful city built on pilings. An inexhaustible source of subject matter for innumerable photographers. Not that it’s such a megalomaniac capital – it’s more of a village with urban traditions. But it’s that smallness which often provides photography with the impact and attention it deserves. Kees Scherer (1920-1993) was born in the Amsterdam working-classContinue reading “65 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam During the 1950s”

51 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam in the Late 1940s

Born 1913, Dutch photojournalist Ben van Meerendonk worked at the General Dutch Photo Press Office of Sem Presser in the late 1930s, but was prohibited from practicing his profession during the Second World War. In 1945, he founded the Algemeen Hollands Fotopersbureau (AHF). Van Meerendonk mainly photographed in the forties, fifties and sixties, and deliveredContinue reading “51 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Amsterdam in the Late 1940s”

82 Amazing Vintage Showing Life in Rotterdam During the 1920s and 1930s

Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, located in South Holland, within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river by people settled around it for safety. The port of Rotterdam is the largest cargo port in Europe and theContinue reading “82 Amazing Vintage Showing Life in Rotterdam During the 1920s and 1930s”