My earliest memories of the Netherlands were nearly a decade ago. Though distant, my few recollections - the cool weather, cobblestone alleys, and countless cafés sporting more waffles and cheeses than one would ever need - were all deemed true this past summer. I had not realized the importance that nature played upon Dutch architecture and aesthetic. The simple designs and nude color palettes present throughout the cities and coastlines mark a stark contrast to the grandness and maximalism seen throughout the region.
These photos were less meant to capture Dutch architecture, but rather the extent to which the design slyly fits into its surroundings. This allows the cobblestone alleys, the countless canals, the diverse people, and the far-reaching grasslands, to take center stage.