Today’s blog post will focus on the use of drones to fly over various parts of The Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic.
So without further ado, here is a look at how drones have been used to capture the oddness of this situation:
First, a recently posted drone video of the Efteling theme park:
This fantasy theme park was built in the 1950s and can be found in the east part of The Netherlands (Wikipedia).
Here is a look at a video produced by the national news service NPO:
The video above explains how The Netherlands came to a standstill due to the coronavirus and includes some statistics. Spoken Dutch with English subtitles.
Another news outlet, De Telegraaf, also went throughout The Netherlands with a drone to get pictures of the abandoned areas:
And these two are not (always) made with drones, but honorable mentions goes to:
A Vimeo video “Silence in The Hague” by Remske Derkx and YouTube videos by the Keukenhof flower park. So far they haven’t used a drone, but they’ve been posting new videos for ‘virtual visitors’ for a few weeks now. Check out their YouTube page.
Known as the ‘Garden of Europe’ according to the Wikipedia page, this park has about 7 million flowers across 79 acres. They are only open for flower viewing between mid-March and mid-May every year, and unfortunately the coronavirus struck before the garden could open. They have already announced that they will not open at all during 2020 – hence the decision to post virtual videos so that guests can still see all of the hard work that went into this year.