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For so many Dutch a visit to the zoo is the best trip of the year. The oldest zoo in the Netherlands, Artis, was founded in 1838. Since then, zoos were also opened in other cities such as Emmen, Arnhem and Rotterdam. The Hague had a zoo as well, but it had to be closed in 1943 to make space for the Atlantikwall, a defense line built by the Germans. In cartoons, zoos seem to be popular too. The cartoonists try to show us that politicians sometimes seem to act more like animals than like humans.
These and thousands of other images can be found in the collection.