Voerman Harbor Groningen
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Voerman Harbor Groningen

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The Voermanhaven ("Voerman-harbor") in the quarter Paddepoel in the city of Groningen. This harbor is exclusively for the boats of the inhabitants of the houses surrounding it. In the far back the 58,5 meters high residential tower called Orion is visible.

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