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post updated 10 Feb 2021 ; 6 Aug 2009

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Selection of key buildings in this small Dutch city:

The Dutch Cheese Museum is a medieval building on the Waagplein:
Dutch Cheese Museum Dutch Cheese Museum Dutch Cheese Museum
photographs © Adrian Welch

Details of Dutch Cheese Museum – the Weighing House (The Waag):
Weighing House Weighing House Alkmaar Weighing House Alkmaar Building
photographs © Adrian Welch

General views around the town centre
Alkmaar town centre Alkmaar Buildings Alkmaar Architecture
photographs © Adrian Welch

This small Dutch town is also home to the tall tower of the Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk. The community has has 399 registered rijksmonuments, of which most are situated along the city’s old canals. The town surprisingly also has two large theatres.

Location: Alkmaar, Netherlands, northern Europe

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Pompejus Theater, Halsteren
Design: RO&AD Architecten
Pompejus Theater - Dutch Architecture News
photography : Katja Effting
Pompejus Theater Building
Inundation is the submersion of the landscape so that armies can no longer pull through the landscape with their equipment. In the course of the centuries the Linie has been under fire several times, among other things against the Austrians, French and Spanish.

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Another historic Dutch weigh house featured on the e-architect website:

Da Waag : The Weigh House, Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam
Date built: 1488
The Weigh House Amsterdam
Weigh House photo © Adrian Welch
Da Waag

Some more contemporary buildings in The Netherlands – selection:

Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar
Museum Voorlinden - Dutch Architecture News
photo © Ronald Tilleman
Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar Building
The Museum Voorlinden building design consists of six parallel walls in the landscape allowing the interior to open to the environment. An elegant white colonnade bears the ingenious roof structure and the façade alternates dune sand-colored stone and thin glass fronts.

Tij Bird Observatory, Scheelhoek
Architects: RO&AD Architecten
TIJ Bird Observatory in Scheelhoek - Dutch Architecture News
photography : Katja Effting
Tij Bird Observatory in Scheelhoek
Tij is the biggest and most striking of a series of objects designed to celebrate the opening of the Haringvliet sluices in November 2018. The sluices were opened in order to improve water quality and biodiversity, while also stimulating fish migration from the North Sea to the river delta system of Maas and Rhine in the Netherlands.

Switching Prisons, The Hague
Switching Prisons International Design Competition The Hague
image courtesy of architecture office
Switching Prisons International Design Competition

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