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Landscape and geotourism on the Dutch coast in the seventeenth century as depicted by landscape artists

J. A. M. van den Ancker and Pieter Dirk Jungerius
Landscape and geotourism on the Dutch coast in the seventeenth century as depicted by landscape artists
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (2016) 417: 71-82

Abstract

The first evidence of tourism on the Dutch coast can be found in drawings and etchings from the end of the sixteenth century. In this period Holland developed into one of the most urbanized regions of Europe. The interest in landscape originated in the towns. The first scenes depicted are those of mass tourism on the beach: sensation-mongers drawn to the beach by whales, sailing cars and departing kings and queens. Somewhat later the dune landscape became a main recreational focus, in which the physical aspects of the landscape were also appreciated. Around the town of Haarlem, individuals and small groups of people started exploring the dune landscape. In the wake of this new interest, landscape painting developed as an artistic genre. It became the most popular genre in the first half of the seventeenth century, and Haarlem developed as a centre for landscape painters. This paper discusses geomorphological features and geotourism engagement as depicted in several of the early etchings and landscape paintings.


ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 417
Title: Landscape and geotourism on the Dutch coast in the seventeenth century as depicted by landscape artists
Affiliation: Stichting Geomorfologie & Landschap, Ede, Netherlands
Pages: 71-82
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 15
Accession Number: 2016-083635
Categories: Geomorphology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N52°22'00" - N52°22'00", E04°39'00" - E04°39'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201640
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