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Google Street View trike to capture Dutch tourist attractions

The American Internet company Google will get on the google bike next month to be able to shoot images of Dutch tourist attractions in the Netherlands.

The images will be included in google Street View, an Internet application that enables users of Google Maps to view streets in all neighborhoods including Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Google Netherlands has a month with a special bike from the United States especialy designed to take pictures of surroundings where it’s to difficult for cars to drive. The company expects to take images of three Dutch attractions and currently offer Internet users to vote.

On a list that is compiled by the Netherlands Tourist Board, are attractions such as; the Binnenhof, the Efteling, the Apenheul and Palace Het Loo.

The amazing 114 pounds tricycle from Google is limited to visit only a number of places, because it’s taking a lot of time to shoot good photos. Much depends on the weather. It should not be cloudy and rain is not good, according to a spokesman for the Internet company.

In March this year, Google introduced the first Dutch imagery for Google Street View. In addition to Amsterdam and Rotterdam are images of Groningen, Zaandam and Volendam in 360 degrees on the Internet to see.

Recently cars from Google have also visited Den Haag, Haarlem, Hoorn and Deventer, but according to the spokesman of the company it may still take some months before the photos are online.

The same will apply to the images of the most popular tourist attractions. All captured faces and number plates will be obscured.

Netherlands Tourist Board in collaboration with Google provides a list of beautiful and special locations in the Netherlands, and you can choose which will be visited by the Street View Trikes team.

Vote now for your favorite location, and fingers crossed for good weather! Voting is possible until Monday, July 27.