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Willem Barents in Van Diemenstraat, Amsterdam

Reinder took these pics of a building in Amsterdam

This map is based on a map of the North Pole by Cornelis Claesz. (1598)

If you are wondering about Willem Barents

“Barents went on three expeditions to the far north in search for a Northeast passage. He reached as far as Novaya Zemlya and the Kara Sea in his first two voyages, but was turned back on both occasions by ice. During a third expedition, the crew discovered Spitsbergen and Bear Island, but subsequently became stranded on Novaya Zemlya for almost a year. Barentsz died on the return voyage in 1597.

The Barents Sea, among many other places, is named after him.

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