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THINGS SEEN IN HOLLAND

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WEST OF DORDRECHT.

South Hollanders delivering milk, and knitting. In Holland the dog is employed as a draught animal, and not merely as a domestic pet.

THINGS SEEN IN HOLLAND



BY


CHARLES E. ROCHE




WITH FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS




LONDON

SEELEY, SERVICE & CO. LIMITED

38 Great Russell Street

1912

PREFACE


MY aim in the following pages has been to convey to my readers some of the enjoyment and interest which I have experienced while rambling through the picturesque cities of Holland, its pleasant villages, and its quaint waterways; and also some of my own admiration for a people so famous in history, in enterprise, and in Art.

Thanks are due from me to my friends Mr. Henry Perrin, for many photographs; Heer Adolf Le Comte, Heer W. L. Bruckman, and Mr. Norman H. Hardy, for sketches; and, lastly, to Mr. David S. Meldrum, the author of “Holland and the Hollanders.”

CHARLES E. ROCHE.


Chelsea,
July, 1909.

CONTENTS


CHAPTER I

THE CHARM OF THE NETHERLANDS

PAGES

Fighting the Waters—Characteristics of Three Great Cities—Attractions of Provincial Towns
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CHAPTER II

LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

The Love of Tobacco—Eating and Drinking—Clubs and Country Residences
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CHAPTER III

THE QUEEN AND HER PEOPLE

Costume—Festivals—Games—Golf of Dutch Origin
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CHAPTER IV

HOLLAND'S ARTISTIC SIDE

Art, Past and Present—Museums—"The Spaander"—Churches—Universities
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CHAPTER V

HISTORY AND LANGUAGE

The House of Orange—National Heroes—Peculiarities of the Language—The Dutch in America—Spanish Vestiges
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CHAPTER VI

ON MANY SUBJECTS

Trade—Cheese—Diamond-cutting—Bulbs—Peat—Pottery—Dutch Artists in England—Army and Navy—Standard Time
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

West of Dordrecht
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Frontispiece
A “Polder” Scene
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
To face page 14
Characteristic Canal Scene
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''20
Knitting and Basking
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''24
A Back Street in Volendam
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''28
On the Schie
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''34
Canal Scene in Amsterdam
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''38
A “Street” in Amsterdam
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''44
The Nieuwe Markt of Amsterdam
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''48
A General View of Amsterdam
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''52
A Group of Windmills
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''58
Brielle's Stadhuis
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''62
In the Island of Walcheren
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''67
Utrecht's Cathedral Tower
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''68
The Haven of Volendam
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''71
Old Dutch Houses
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''72
Zaandam, near Amsterdam
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''78
A Dutch Milkman
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''84
At the Hague
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''90
The Binnenhof
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''96
Nijmegen's Market-Place
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''102
A Goes Milkcart
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''108
In Zuid Beveland
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''112
Ancient Mariners
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''118
“Three Little Maids are We”
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''122
The Frozen Zuider Zee
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''126
Young Holland
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''130
Fishermen's Winter Work
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''134
Young Volendammers Skating
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''140
Posing for a Photograph
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''144
In Winter Time
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''148
A Chat on the Dike
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''152
The Nieuwe Kerk at Delft
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''156
Delft's Market-Place
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''162
Delft's Town Hall
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''166
Back from Fishing
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''172
Alkmaar's Wharves
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''176
In a Shipping Quarter
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''182
Alkmaar
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''186
On the Fringe of the Dike
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''190
Off the Island of Marken
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''194
On the Way to Edam
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''198
Drawbridge at Edam
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''202
Hoorn's Famed Water Tower
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''208
In Medieval Hoorn
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''214
The Harbour of Marken
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''218
The Young Knitter
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''222
Katwijk-aan-Zee
-          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -          -
''228
A Shady Avenue
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''234
Unloading Peat
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''238