Albert Schweitzerdreef Maassluis
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Albert Schweitzerdreef Maassluis

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A: Albert Schweitzerdreef Maassluis

by Henk van den Berg, 250 meters away

Albert Schweitzerdreef Maassluis

B: Windmolen Maassluis

by Henk van den Berg, 330 meters away

Windmolen Maassluis

C: Railway Crossing Maassluis West

by Henk van den Berg, 690 meters away

Railway crossing in Maassluis west, very much near The Waterway, which leads to the port of Rotterdam...

Railway Crossing Maassluis West

D: nieuwe waterweg rotterdam near pipe laying vessel Audacia and Thialf construction vessel

by Jaap Kluiver, 1.8 km away

panorama shows the nieuwe waterweg with ships anchored, near pipe laying vessel Audacia and construct...

nieuwe waterweg rotterdam near pipe laying vessel Audacia and Thialf construction vessel

E: SSCV Thialf crane vessel 2

by Willem Schulte, 1.8 km away

The SSCV Thialf is a semi-submersible crane vessel. It was constructed in 1985 and taken over by Heer...

SSCV Thialf crane vessel 2

F: SSCV Thialf crane vessel 1

by Willem Schulte, 1.9 km away

The SSCV Thialf is a semi-submersible crane vessel. It was constructed in 1985 and taken over by Heer...

SSCV Thialf crane vessel 1

G: Looking out over the river

by Hans Klop, 2.5 km away

Appartements with a nice view over the river Maas (Nieuwe Waterweg)

Looking out over the river

H: Grote Kerk Maassluis - Carillon

by Johan Louw, 2.7 km away

Grote Kerk Maassluis 360° panorama by Johan Louw, view also a virtual tour of this church at www.joha...

Grote Kerk Maassluis - Carillon

I: Church of Maassluis

by Hans Klop, 2.8 km away

Church in the historic city centre of Maassluis

Church of Maassluis

J: The Schansbrug in Maassluis

by Willem Schulte, 2.8 km away

On the drawbridge the Schansbrug in Maasluis you can see the Binnenhaven of Maassluis, the Kerkeiland...

The Schansbrug in Maassluis

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

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