Monday, June 13, 2011

Netherlands - Lage Vuursche

Multiviews of animals in Lage Vuursche.

Sent by Yvonne, a postcrosser from the Netherlands.

This is from Wikipedia : Lage Vuursche (Dutch pronunciation: [laːɣə vuːɹ̠sə]) is a village in the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is a part of the municipality of Baarn, and lies about 5 km west of Soest, in the middle of the forest. Drakestein, the former residence of Queen Beatrix, is situated just east of the village.

In 2001, the village of Lage-Vuursche had 139 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.04 km², and contained 61 residences. The slightly larger statistical district of Lage Vuursche has about 210 inhabitants.

Until 1857, the village was a separate municipality, under the name De Vuursche, together with the small hamlet "Hoge Vuursche". It then merged with the municipality of Baarn.

Apart from the royal family, the most famous person from Lage Vuursche is athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen, four times gold medalist in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

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