The Little Ice Age of the 16th & 17th Century - Ice and the Dutch

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The Little Ice Age of the 16th & 17th Century - Ice and the Dutch

Europe experienced very cold winters which in the 16th and 17th centuries were often celebrated with Ice-fairs and ice-skating in the Netherlands. This talk presents artworks of Dutch winterscene

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Europe experienced very cold winters which in the 16th and 17th centuries were often celebrated with Ice-fairs and ice-skating in the Netherlands. This talk presents artworks of Dutch winterscene paintings as well as discussing the Dutch culture of ice-skating. Painters such as Pieter Brueghel the Elder and Hendrick Avercamp gave us many winter-scene paintings which we can read to show the social happenings of the day from kolf (a fore-runner of golf) on ice to ice-yachts. The Dutch love of skating continues today with the Eleven Cities skating Tour of Friesland anticipated each winter and held for many centuries when the Ice freezes the canals, and allows this natural ice tour of 200 km to occur.