Harbour Vlaardingen
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Harbour Vlaardingen

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There where once fisherboats dominated the harbour of Vlaardingen it is now the place for both historic and leasure boats to ancre. By history Vlaardingen has always been one of the major tonws that had a enormous herring fleet and all that remains are some little industries that remind of these golden days.

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A: UitFestival Vlaardingen - 03

by Martijn Oorthuis, 280 meters away

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B: UitFestival Vlaardingen - 02

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C: UitFestival Vlaardingen - 01

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D: Veerplein Vlaardingen

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E: Havenstraatkwartier Vlaardingen

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F: Julianabrug in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. view on the harbour

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G: Potgieterstraat Vlaardingen

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I: Oosthavenkade Vlaardingen

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J: Panorama by the water

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