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Ice skating fun at canal Schipluiden 2012

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A: Old railbridge in the village of Schipluiden

by Willem Schulte, 140 meters away

The Trambridge over the Vlaardingervaart in Schipluiden was a bridge connection where the steam trams...

Old railbridge in the village of Schipluiden

B: IIsclub Vlietland Morning Dawn

by Mark de Graaf, 560 meters away

IIsclub Vlietland Morning Dawn

C: Schipluiden

by Hans Molenkamp, 580 meters away

The village of Schipluiden, located in the heart of Middendelfland, an area that is known for recreat...

Schipluiden

D: IJsclub Vlietland IJstest 2012

by Mark de Graaf, 600 meters away

IJsclub Vlietland IJstest 2012

E: Op Hodenpijl Schipluiden

by Mark de Graaf, 1.7 km away

Op Hodenpijl Schipluiden

F: Uitzichtpunt De Stoelen Midden Delfland

by Mark de Graaf, 2.1 km away

Uitzichtpunt De Stoelen Midden Delfland

G: View on the village 't Woudt in Holland

by Willem Schulte, 2.7 km away

View on the small village 't Woudt in Midden-Delfland in Holland at the most beautifull moment of the...

View on the village 't Woudt in Holland

H: The village 't Woud

by Hans Molenkamp, 2.8 km away

The very small village with the old Dutch name 't Woud is situated near the city of Delft. It is a ve...

The village  't Woud

I: Vlaardingse Vaart

by Hans Molenkamp, 3.1 km away

A nature area located not to far from the city of Vlaardingen. It is popular amongst them who like th...

Vlaardingse Vaart

J: Den Hoorn Lookwest Noord First Pole

by Mark de Graaf, 3.5 km away

Den Hoorn Lookwest Noord First Pole

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