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On the deck of Batavia ship, Lelystad, the Netherlands

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Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). She was built in Amsterdam in 1628, and had 24 cast-iron cannons. Batavia was shipwrecked on her maiden voyage, and made famous by the subsequent mutiny and massacre that took place among the survivors. A twentieth century replica of the ship is also called the Batavia and can be visited in Lelystad, the Netherlands.

See the immersive tour of Batavia ship at - www.ocean.lv

Read more about Batavia here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia_(ship)

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A: Gun deck of Batavia ship, Lelystad, the Netherlands

by Vil Muhametshin, 20 meters away

See the immersive tour of Batavia ship at - www.ocean.lv

Gun deck of Batavia ship, Lelystad, the Netherlands

B: The Batavia Wharf at Lelystad in the Netherlands

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The Batavia Wharf at Lelystad in the Netherlands

C: Near Batavia ship, Lelystad, the Netherlands

by Vil Muhametshin, 40 meters away

See the immersive tour of Batavia ship at - www.ocean.lv  

Near Batavia ship, Lelystad, the Netherlands

D: The newly developed Batavia Harbour at Lelystad

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E: Aviodrome Jumbo - Lelystad Airport - Holland

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F: Lighthouse of Urk

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G: Lighthouse urk, The Netherlands

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H: Urk Haven

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I: Urk harbor

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J: The Harbour and the Marina of Urk in the Netherlands

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