21st Century Dutch Landscapes

For centuries the Dutch landscape has been known for its highly cultivated formal structure, however with the introduction of Google Maps a whole new layer of formalization has been added.

Like many other governments the Dutch censor the visibility of political, economic and military locations on the satellite imagery, but while most countries blur, pixelate, and whiten out sites of interest, the Dutch method of censorship is notable for its stylistic intervention of bold, multi-coloured polygons over sites. The result is a landscape occasionally punctuated by sharp aesthetic contrasts between secret sites and the rural and urban environments surrounding them.

The satellite images where collected by Mishka Henner.

Veenhuizen Prison - Veenhuizen, Drenthe
Artillery shooting range - 't Harde, Gelderland
Volkel air force base - Uden, North Brabant
Nato Pipeline Station - Stokkum, Gelderland
Fuel station - Donrijp, Menaldumadeel
Soesterberg Air Force Base - Soest, Utrecht
Logistic division Rhenen - Remmerden, Utrecht
Royal Netherlans Air Force Headquarters - The Hague, South Holland
Ammunition depot - Ritthem, Zeeland
Unknown Site - Noordwijk aan Zee, South Holland (comment if you know what this is)
Noordeinde Royal Palace - The Hague, South Holland
Willem Lodewijk van Nassau Barracks - Vierhuizen, Groningen


Aiir force radar installation - Wier, Friesland

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