ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS NETHERLANDS ICON MUG
Starbucks Netherlands Icon Mug front design features the Korpershoek. The Korpershoek is a flour mill just west of Schipluiden. The mill in this place is mentioned already in 1541. The mill owes its name to the carp spawning site in this place. The mill served in this place since 1625 to 21st of July, 1865, when burned from fire caused by lightening. Another great fire destroyed it in February 2nd, 1945. After that it was decided to rebuild the Kopershoek mill using parts of Young Peter Mill from Leimuiden. The foundation stone for the reconstruction was laid on 13 May 1950. Rebuilding brought the mill back to use on November 10th, 1951. In 1991 the mill was restored. The text on the plate on mill’s wall recalls that the current mill was built in 1772 in Leimuiden and moved to Schipluiden in 1950.
Starbucks Netherlands Icon Mug back design
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state. The country capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is Den Haag. The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as Holland, although North and South Holland are actually only two of its twelve provinces. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one meter above sea level. This distinct feature contributes to the country’s name: in Dutch, English, and in many other European languages, its name literally means “(The) Low Countries” or “Low Country”. Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging. From the late 16th century land reclamation started and large polder areas are now preserved through elaborate drainage systems with dikes, canals and pumping stations. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills in the far southeast and several low hill ranges in the central parts.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS NETHERLANDS ICON MUG
Starbucks Netherlands is still available in Starbucks stores