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Panoramic photo by Marco den Herder PRO EXPERT Taken 12:41, 02/06/2012 - Views loading...

Dordrecht - Kuipershaven during the 'Dordt in Stoom'-event

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A: Nieuwbrug Dordrecht

by A. van Die, 180 meters away

Paintjob at nieuwbrug dordrecht

Nieuwbrug Dordrecht

B: Taankade - Nieuwbrug Dordrecht

by A. van Die, 210 meters away

Taankade, hoek Nieuwbrug, Dordrecht

Taankade - Nieuwbrug Dordrecht

C: Dordrecht Ophaalbrug

by Chris Koedam, 220 meters away

Dordrecht Ophaalbrug

D: Wijnbrug

by A. van Die, 260 meters away

Wijnbrug

Wijnbrug

E: Lange ijzeren brug

by A. van Die, 290 meters away

Lange ijzeren brug

Lange ijzeren brug

F: Dordrecht Restaurant

by Chris Koedam, 310 meters away

Dordrecht Restaurant

G: Entry to the Hof

by A. van Die, 350 meters away

Toegangspoort tot het hof dordrecht, in de oude binnenstad. Een plein is rondom bebouwd en een rustig...

Entry to the Hof

H: Hof

by A. van Die, 360 meters away

hof dordrecht

Hof

I: Maaspad, Zwijndrecht (1)

by Willem Schulte, 360 meters away

A view from the Maaspad in the dutch village Zwijdrecht over the river the Beneden Merwede towards to...

Maaspad, Zwijndrecht (1)

J: Maaspad, Zwijndrecht (2)

by Willem Schulte, 370 meters away

A view from the Maaspad in the dutch village Zwijdrecht over the river the Beneden Merwede towards to...

Maaspad, Zwijndrecht (2)

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