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September 2, 2021

42 Beautiful Photos of the Netherlands in the Early 1960s

The post-war years were a time of hardship, shortages and natural disaster for the Netherlands. This was followed by large-scale public works programs, economic recovery, European integration and the gradual introduction of a welfare state.

Government-encouraged emigration efforts to reduce population density prompted some 500,000 Dutch people to leave the country after the war. The 1960s and 1970s were a time of great social and cultural change, such as rapid de-pillarisation characterized by the decay of the old divisions along political and religious lines.

Youths, and students in particular, rejected traditional mores and pushed for change in matters such as women’s rights, sexuality, disarmament and environmental issues.

These beautiful color photos from huebner family photos that captured street scenes of the Netherlands in July 1961.

Amsterdam. View of the River Amstel and Rokin Street, 1961

Amsterdam. The Green Lantern Restaurant, 1961

Beach scene, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Camping site, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Cattle at pasture, with windmills, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Dike on the former Zuiderzee, Netherlands, 1961

Gouda. Old Town Hall, 1961

Haarlem. Building next door to the Vleeshal, 1961

Haarlem. Vleeshal (built: 1602-03; architect: Lieven de Key), 1961

Haarlem. Walter Lamb and the Mercedes 220 on the Grote Markt (Great Market Square), 1961

Haystacks with roofs, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Haystacks, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Houses, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Leeuwarden. The Euro-Hotel, 1961

Leeuwarden. View from the Euro-Hotel, 1961

Leeuwarden. View of the Mercedes 220 from the Euro-Hotel, 1961

Little girl and ducks, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Maarsbergen. Motel Maarsbergen, 1961

Maastricht. Hotel Rosier, 1961

Margraten. At the Netherlands American Cemetery, 1961

Margraten. Netherlands American Cemetery, 1961

Marken Island houses, 1961

Marken Island street scenes, 1961

Marken Island. Dutch children at play, 1961

Marken Island. Dutch pedestrians on the street, 1961

Marken Island. Houses and yards, 1961

Marken Island. Houses with poultry and clotheslines, 1961

Milking station in a field, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Rotterdam. Building decoration along the Lijnbaan, 1961

Rotterdam. Entrance to the Lijnbaan, 1961

Rotterdam. Entrance to the Lijnbaan, 1961

Rotterdam. In front of the Hotel Lilly, 1961

Rotterdam. Modern architecture along the Lijnbaan, 1961

Rotterdam. Stadhuisplein, 1961

Rotterdam. The Lijnbaan, 1961

Rotterdam. The Rijnhotel, 1961

Rural house and its thatched-roof barn, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Sheep in a field, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

The Mercedes 220 along the freeway, somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

Weert. Hotel "de Vesper," 1961

A windmill somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961

A windmill somewhere in the Netherlands, 1961




1 comment:

  1. cattle with windmills is at Leidschendam see https://heavenly-holland.com/molendriegang-leidschendam/

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