• Netherlands,  Travel

    Modern Holland 1922 Free PDF book with Illustrations by Jan Feith

    Download Modern Holland 1922 Free PDF book with Illustrations by Jan Feith  Americans have a genuine affection for Holland. We like to study her history, we sympathize with her struggle for independence, and we compare her national hero — the great Stadthouder William the First of Orange — with our own hero, George Washington.  We remember that when the Pilgrim Fathers fled from England it was the Dutch who welcomed them and gave them asylum for twelve years. Our historians tell us that these same Pilgrim Fathers brought with them to America new ideas about liberty of conscience, State rights, and local self-government, which they had learned from the Dutch…

  • History,  Netherlands,  Travel

    Holland, and its people 1881 Travel and History Guide PDF book ( with illustrations )

    Holland ( Netherlands ), and its people 1881 Travel and History Guide PDF book ( with illustrations ) Great book about the Netherlands with beautiful illustrations. Whoever looks for the first time at a large map of Holland, wonders that a country so constituted can continue to exist. At first glance, it is difficult to say whether land or water predominates, or whether Holland belongs most to the continent or to the sea. Those broken and compressed coasts, those deep bays, those great rivers that, losing the aspect of rivers, seem to bring new seas to the sea; and that sea, which, changing itself into rivers, penetrates the land and breaks…

  • Holland,  Netherlands,  Travel

    A wanderer in Holland (1905) by E. V. Lucas Free Travel Book (with illustrations )

    Download  wanderer in Holland (1905) by E. V. Lucas Free Travel Book (with illustrations )  Introduction: It would be useless to pretend that this book is authoritatively informing. It is a series of personal impressions of the Dutch country and the Dutch people, gathered during three visits, together with an accretion of matter, more or less pertinent, drawn from many sources, old and new, to which I hope I have given unity. For trustworthy information upon the more serious side of Dutch life and character, I would recommend Mr. Meldrum’s Holland and the Hollanders.  excerpt from the first chapterIT was once possible to sail all the way to Rotterdam by…