Here three pictures of dike houses, they are numerous, but I stopped to take a picture of these.
If you ever will make a trip on one of the river dikes in Holland (usually there is a road on the dikes). You will discover lovely little towns and villages. Usually these towns kept their old character and maintained their history.
The years roughly 1700-1950 were the poor years of Holland. It was also the period that Holland was 'closed'. The border was open but the mindset of the people was to stick to itself and to limit the world up to its own borders. There wasn't really much development. This resulted sometimes in magnificent 'time leaps' a town can look the same as it did 200 years ago. Some even still have a lot of medieval buildings.
Now a days they are very appreciated and preserved well, making that they possibly look better then they ever did..
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