Aljazeera – The Traveler – The Netherlands – Episode 1

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Let’s make the distant horizon our destination, reaching beyond..
so far will we travel. Together, we will wander and explore the magic of today’s light and the mystery of yesterday’s shadows. We touch the history of times to read the story of the coming future, to celebrate what is precious to our hearts and to cherish what makes us humans shine. To discover the wonders and miracles,
wherever they may be hiding. Observe every detail of its color and to feel it pulsing, may we be moved by visions. Let’s make all that we can imagine come true. Here I am the traveler and today I step in a completely new world. Netherlands
Great past and bright future A small country but it got the attention of the world
with its art, trading and discoveries. A well-known destination for tourists
from all over the world. An open museum in which everything it
reminds you of it’s great past like if you were time traveling. Welcome to Netherlands. Despite knowing that Amsterdam
is the most favourable country for bikes in the world but I’m still surprised
of this huge number of bikes. Here, they build buildings and garages for bikes. Bikes are the main transport in Amsterdam. There’re more than a million bikes,
which exceeds the population. I decided to take one of them
to start my tour of the city. You can take one of these beautiful bikes to take a tour in the streets of Amsterdam
for about $20 per day. Cycling makes Amsterdam
one of the least noisy and polluted cities. Its population is one of the world’s most active people because every person here cycles
about a thousand kilometres every year. Life does not stop at Dam Square,
the heart of Amsterdam. Tourists flock to it
from different races and colors to get to know the historical monuments
around the square or to enjoy crowds and street shows. Our last destination is one of the popular destination
for the people and tourists of Amsterdam, Vondelpark and it’s the place people go to,
to enjoy the sun or to have a cup of coffee and other drinks
in the many cafes in and around this park. Our bike ride ends here but our journey to Amsterdam is just getting started. They say
“Everything that glitters isn’t gold.” but there’s something
that is always glittering. We’re in Diamond Museum Amsterdam One of the oldest museums in the city and it’s owned by a family that excelled at trading
for hundreds of years. This museum gets you to know
the process of turning this piece into this. The Netherlands is one of the most important
diamond production centres in the world. This precious material that has always been
a symbol of wealth, beauty and power. The diamond industry is usually secret but not at the Gassan Diamond Museum. It allows visitors to see
the stages of its fine work from raw material passing by the processes of forming, refinement and polishing to become a unique piece of diamond
that does not resemble others. From a small fishing village,
built in the 13 century to one of the most important capitals
of Western Europe. This is Amsterdam. A city begins with water and ends with it. A hundred kilometres of canals
transformed the city into a group of glamorous islands connected by a network
of dozens of beautiful bridges. As long as you’re in Amsterdam,
don’t miss the chance of having a tour in these canals in one of these boats. This particular boat reflects the pattern
of the life of Dutch people that depends on clean energy as this boat runs on electricity. Trees, markets, boats, sails historical sites and ancient buildings
close and lined around the water. The city was built during
the golden age of the Netherlands when it was the richest city in the world and it seems to you that every day of this city
is a celebration of its old glory. These are what they call the dancing buildings. They call them like that as they bent
because of their unstable basis in this area that is actually embedded
in the sea water. We’re on board of this huge ship which is a part of The National Maritime Museum that tells about the history of the Dutch
and their sea adventures. These adventures that made Netherlands
the country we all know now. Imagine to live that way hanging on these fragments
for eight months which is the journey from Amsterdam to India. The museum houses
the world’s second largest marine collection. Artefacts including models and prototypes developed by navigators and early shipbuilders and dozens of marine maps over 500 years old. This map was made in 1648 but it’s very accurate,
even to today’s standards. The design of the museum
drives feelings and imagination especially with its beautiful roof
that resembles a compass. The building itself, which prompts you
to meditate and gaze up at length. Today, we’re about to have an exciting adventure. It’s the highest swing in Europe Let’s see. Usually we connect swings with children but believe me, this on is not for children at all. This is one of a network of organic farms
that produces 800 types of food. It was founded by a family 30 years ago and most of workers are members of this family. This is the secret of comfort and warmth
you feel here. They don’t use artificial or processed soil
or greenhouses here. Everything is produced according to the laws of nature only. This is the fresh meat we will be cooking today. In this farm in Netherlands,
they follow a specific protocol of consuming the cow. When you call to book a part of the cow, they save it for you but they wait till the whole cow is booked
before the slaughter of the cow. Amsterdam – Alkmaar The Netherlands is one of
the biggest cheese producers in the world and this is the largest cheese market in it. Visitors gather here every Friday
to taste the delicious Alkmaar cheeses and watch the unique and special Dutch way
to display and sell. This is the cheese market in Alkmaar
here in Netherlands where they sell and buy cheese the same old way
since over 500 years ago. Alkmaar – Amsterdam The Netherlands has
the largest number of museums in the world in terms of its area. The Rijksmuseum or the National Museum
is the most important museum ever and one of the most important European museums. It was created to be an exhibition
of the Dutch golden age arts. Here, you can take a closer look
at the hard-working people who turned tiny Netherlands
into a rich and powerful country in the 17th century Also watch historical moments
as seen and captured by the great Dutch artists who were chronicled by them
together with the historic moments in time. This is The Night Watch
by the world-class artist Rembrandt and it’s one of the ten most important paintings
in the history of human art but it was always haunted by misunfortune
and so was its creator. Amsterdam guards asked Rembrandt
to paint this great painting for them but they did not like it. So, they smote his reputation in the city
until he died poor and humiliated. Rembrandt is considered one of the most important
and most associated to the use of light. He has a special way of it
that is being taught in photography today. Indeed, the eye never gets tired
of looking at beauty and details. This is flyboarding and it can be slightly dangerous but you can practice it here in Netherlands. In the next episode


14 Comments

Manouk H · January 14, 2019 at 11:18 am

I live there ☺️👌🏻

Mohamed Rafeek · January 14, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Fascinating tour experience… Cycling, diamond cutting, sailing in the canal, cooking beef, flyboarding, but missing tulip gardens?!

Unbound Chris · January 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Awe inspiring as always! Thank you for doing what you do! <3

dua_sfh · January 16, 2019 at 1:27 am

Underrated content.
This channel deserve mush mush more subs

Fedon Mesth · January 18, 2019 at 11:24 am

Great work & awesome editing.. can you tell me if the editor made the map travelling effect himself ??

Marc Kremer · January 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

This has to be one of the best representative videos about the Netherlands! I love the visuals, the editing and music used. It's almost inspiring in a way. Thanks for portraying my country in such a beautiful manner!

Bart Petersen · January 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

The camera work is absolutely stunning! Amazing video, perfectly done!

Prutswerk · January 28, 2019 at 9:16 am

interviewer: "Nice to meet you".
farmer: "yeah"……

……"here are some chores for you to do".

Randi Behrends · February 10, 2019 at 11:23 am

Lovely. 🙂

Belia Luedke · February 20, 2019 at 5:57 am

Thanks a lot. 😀

My Life · March 9, 2019 at 10:45 pm

What is name of the host ?

RHIC · April 15, 2019 at 8:57 am

Amsterdam, the Venice of the north!

RHIC · April 15, 2019 at 9:16 am

Kinda missed De Wallen(Red Light District), however i can understand that for Muslims it might not be quite appropriate, Still great vid about Amsterdam! Thanks

Robert Craane · April 28, 2019 at 6:04 pm

This is why I love Aljazeera… Great journalism, enthousiam, and real curiosity about the world! Aljazeera…❤❤❤❤❤❤

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