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Destination: Amsterdam, Holland

Holland. Where seaside means so much more
Holland. Where Seaside Means So Much More.
E.G. (dates unknown). L. Van Leer & Co., Amsterdam.
Date unknown, color lithograph.
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Sea You In Holland

Holland might offer the vacationer bucolic sights of windmills, tulips, and people in traditional dress, but it’s also a destination that offers “so much more” including yachting and resorts featuring golf courses and tennis courts. Visitors can also visit the beach in The Hague without ever stepping outside: the Panorama Mesdag (1881) by Hendrik Willem Mesdag is a nearly 400-foot-long cylindrical painting of the Dutch coastline that viewers experience from an observation tower in the center of the room.

A view of traditional and modern Holland is the aim with this small airbrush and stencil style poster produced by the country’s Official Tourist Information Office.

 
 
 

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