Amsterdam. SPOT-1 satellite image of Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands, seen from space. The image approximates to true colours. North is at top. Amsterdam is at centre left (blue-grey), seen with radiating concentric canals. The city is famous for its canals and "1000" bridges; Schiphol airport is south-west of the city. The large Noordzee canal is at upper left; the blue Ijssel- meer at top right. The city at lower right (red) is Hilversum. The countryside is under intensive cultivation, beside numerous small canals. Dark areas of standing water (at lower frame) are seen. Image by French SPOT-1 satellite, taken in June.
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