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The Flying Dutchman
Harmen van Kniphuysen. 1621
On 1 August 1674, the Netherlands was hit by one of the worst storms in history. It destroyed church towers and houses and it plucked entire ships from the water and sucked them into the sky.
The most extreme case is that of the maritime ship the ‘Halve Maen’, which ended up in a tulip field ten miles inland. The ship was left untouched for sixty years and became fodder for the famous legend of the Flying Dutchman. Schiphol Airport was purportedly named in part after this dramatic event.