Windmills near Delfzijl
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Windmills near Delfzijl

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A: Heveskes Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 2.5 km away

Heveskes was a village near the city of Delfzijl in the North of the Netherlands. It was demolished i...

Heveskes Groningen

B: Harbour Delfzijl

by Eric Berendsen, 5.3 km away

Harbour Delfzijl

C: Emden Knock

by Clemens Scharmann, 6.9 km away

Emden Knock

D: Ekenstein - Appingedam

by Hasan Ismail, 11.1 km away

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E: Ekenstein Park, Appingedam - Autumn Leaves

by Hasan Ismail, 11.3 km away

Ekenstein Park, Appingedam - Autumn Leaves

F: Strokartonfabriek, Scheemda

by Mark Bruggema, 13.0 km away

Strokartonfabriek, Scheemda

Strokartonfabriek, Scheemda

G: blauwe stad groningen

by Eric Berendsen, 13.1 km away

Blauwe Stad (Blue City), in the Dutch province of Groningen

blauwe stad groningen

H: Entrance of the castle Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren

by Jan Mulder, 13.1 km away

Queing at the entrance of the castle Fraeylemaborg. Photo's taken on may 24, 2010.

Entrance of the castle Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren

I: Strokartonfabriek, Scheemda

by Mark Bruggema, 13.1 km away

Strokartonfabriek, Scheemda

Strokartonfabriek, Scheemda

J: In front of the castle Fraeylemaborg

by Jan Mulder, 13.1 km away

The castle Fraeylemaborg has an interesting history and is a museum nowadays. It originated in the Mi...

In front of the castle Fraeylemaborg

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

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