10 of the best: DutchNews.nl readers photograph the Netherlands

To celebrate DutchNews.nl’s 10th anniversary, we asked our Facebook page friends to submit their favourite photos which they think best sum up the Netherlands. Yes, all the cliches were there, but so was Albert Einstein. Here are the five winners and the five runners-up.

This photo had so many votes on Facebook, we suspect a little help from family and friends. But it was also a winner with the DutchNews.nl team.Catalina Aristizábal

This photo had so many votes on Facebook, we suspect a little help from family and friends. But it was also a winner with the DutchNews.nl team.

That autumn time of year Natalie Bheenick

This reminds us of walks on a chilly winter’s day.

wooden clogs nailed to plankNatalie Bheenick

We know clogs are out of fashion among all but Volendam fishmongers and farmers, but we wonder if these were ever actually worn?

You can't get more Dutch than windmills in the snow. Fingers crossed we have a winter like this again this year.Sarah Bevis

You can’t get more Dutch than skaters passing windmills in the snow. Fingers crossed we have a winter like this again soon.

This has definitely been through some sort of filter but we like it. Pamela Hall

This has definitely been through some sort of filter but we like it.

We love the idea of Albert Einstein as an Albert Heijn worker, complete with carrier bag. How Dutch can you get?Danitza Collot

We love the idea of Albert Einstein as an Albert Heijn worker, complete with carrier bag. But could some bright spark please enlighten us… E=ah2?

Another cliche... but a Dutch photo competition would not be a Dutch photo competition without tulips.Defne Sara Kocaman

It wouldn’t be a Dutch photo competition without tulips.

And more bikes. Adam Drake

Or bikes for that matter?

And we could not miss out on an Amsterdam canal view either.Danitza Collot

And we could not miss out on an Amsterdam canal view either.

You can't get more Dutch than a proud lad with football and Netherlands strip. We'd just like to know if this would-be Dutch international actually went on to play for Oranje.Roger Hannant

You can’t get more Dutch than a proud lad with football and Netherlands strip. We’d just like to know if this would-be Dutch international actually went on to play for Oranje.

Thanks to everyone who sent in their photographs. We really appreciate it. And to celebrate, we’ve been inspired to launch an Instagram account. And keep those photographs coming to molly@dutchnews.nl